Earth Day Banners at Ohrstrom Library

Kevin Barry – Library Director

Earth Day activities moved indoors due to rainy conditions, but that didn’t interfere with plans to make banners for Ohrstrom Library.  Students who signed up for the “Great Books” project were given the challenge of choosing environmentally themed books from Ohrstrom’s collection and then designing a large-scale painted canvas banner to express that book’s message.  The results of this combined effort are the four magnificent 10’ x 3’ Earth Day bookmark/banners now hanging proudly  from the second floor balcony down into the Baker Reading Room in Ohrstrom Library.   These works are nothing short of dazzling.

On your next walk across school grounds stop by Ohrstrom and marvel at what  the “Great Books” team created in just a few short hours during the Earth Day celebration at SPS.   Here are some pictures of the finished banners hanging in the library.  Please come by and see them in person – You won’t believe your eyes!

Very special thanks to the following students for their enthusiasm for the “Great Books” project:

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. By Michael Pollan.
Students: Adele Xu, Stephanie O’Connell, Michelle Lee, Billy Kim, Emily Laackman

The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World. By Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein.
Students: Claire Branch, Olivia Moore, Lucy Bass

Walden. By Henry David Thoreau.
Students: Ga Hye (Caroline)  Kim, Elsa M. Henderson, Sarah Brockett

The Lorax. By Dr. Seuss.
Students: Caroline Yost, Claire Stanton, Katherine Robinson

Special Note of Thanks to Adult Participants: Ms. Laughy, Mrs. Reider and Mrs. Wardrop.

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