Green Team schools children on recycling


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Peg Flynn, of the Green Team, with the help of David Cimco, of Poland, read “One Less Fish” at the Poland Library during Make a Splash With Us at the Library.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Katelynn Roberts (left) and Robin Zedacker (right) received help making their fish craft from Katelynn’s mom, Jennifer, of Poland.

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The children who attended the Make a Splash With Us at the Library showed off their recycled CD fish craft project, provided by Peg Flynn of the Green Team.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

The Poland library hosted Make a Splash With Us at the Library featuring Peg Flynn of the Green Team July 29.

Flynn read the book “One Less Fish” to the crowd of children with the help of attendee David Cimco, of Poland. As Flynn read the book, Cimco held the same book up to make sure the crowd could see the pictures.

It was important for Flynn to have a helper and for all the children to be able to see the pages because the focus of the book was what happens when people don’t take care of the water or the earth — the fish disappear.

At the beginning of the book, the pages show the ocean filled with brightly colored fish, and by the end of the story, the pages show that the fish are all gone and the ocean is empty.

Audience participation was also important, because the children helped Flynn count backward to zero, which was the end of the book, where there were zero fish left in the ocean.

Flynn also brought a craft project for the children. They created fish out of recycled CDs and glued cut-out fins, tales and googley eyes to complete the look and then added a string to hang it up.

During her presentation, Flynn encouraged the children to not litter and handed out coloring books titled “Don’t Teach Your Trash to Swim.”

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