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Celebrate Earth Day Saturday & Love Your World

Originally posted April 20, 2017

In a time when we all notice each other’s differences before we recognize our commonalities, Global Gardens’ students are working hard to eliminate this norm in the Tulsa community.  Love Your World, Global Gardens’ annual Earth Day event, is our students attempt at showing us all we are more alike than we think by celebrating our global family.  For weeks, students have been researching countries for their celebration happening this Saturday, April 22, from noon to 2 pm at Rosa Parks Elementary, 13702 E 46th Place S, Tulsa, OK 74145.  Global Gardens’ students invite the public to join them for this free event celebrating culture and tradition!

Although traveling the world and learning about different cultures can be difficult with children, Global Gardens’ students created this event to make it easy for Tulsa community members to enjoy other countries right in their own backyard.  Third through sixth grade students will be presenting on 33 different countries, which will be represented through food, music, dance, art, games, and many more interactive activities!  Some of these activities include Bolivian butterfly catching, Japanese origami, Peruvian dancing, and much more. 

Sophie, 3rd grade, said, “We want people who are from different parts of the country or other continents to know that they are included in everything, because sometimes they don’t feel like they are included.  I want them to not be afraid of where they are from and how they are judged.  Hopefully they will be proud of how they were raised and everything.”

Global Gardens empowers students in low-income communities to be agents of change in their own lives and communities through hands-on science and peace education.  Global Gardens believes helping students create a garden is a way to not only assist them in learning about science, health, and the environment, but also challenge them to become caring, forward-thinking and confident individuals.  Global Gardens, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization funded by contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and Tulsa Area United Way.  Global Gardens receives no state or federal funding and operates in partnership with Tulsa and Union Public Schools.  For more information about Global Gardens, visit www.global-gardens.org or contact Jordan Didier at 918.760.5382 or jordan@global-gardens.org.