WES Ecology Club Helps Environment

There’s a club at Wellington Elementary School that is helping clean up the environment. Teachers Kate Lane and Lisa Miller co-sponsor the Ecology Club.

The club’s 18 members meet every other Thursday, along with recycling meetings in between. The club recently participated in the Great American Cleanup. It cleaned up the WES campus and the nature trail on school grounds.

Members also recycle in the school, going to every classroom, filling up their bins with recycling materials. Miller and Lane also teach the members about water conservation, how food gets from farms to plates and what students can do to help protect natural habitats in South Florida.

The club also has guest speakers throughout the year. Recently, representatives from Whole Foods Market and the South Florida Solid Waste Authority visited.

Many members also attended the Wellington Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration at the Wellington Amphitheater on April 27.

Wellington Elementary School’s Ecology Club cares about the environment. They try to encourage others to show respect to preserve the environment and make our world a better place to live in.

ABOVE: Kate Lane (center) participates in the Great American Cleanup with members of the school’s Ecology Club.