Students Learn About Giving Back on Green Apple Day of Service

Students at HISD’s Mistral Early Childhood Center participated in the second annual Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 28 by planting 10 trees on campus, weeding the vegetable and butterfly gardens, and placing several logs and stumps throughout the area to provide seating for an outdoor classroom.

“A majority of the students we serve are growing up in overcrowded apartments that lack green spaces, yards, or playgrounds,” said Assistant Principal Laura Blake. “Research shows that small children need safe, natural spaces that offer play and discovery opportunities. Access to nature facilitates the development of communication and critical thinking skills.”