of the Knowing the Woods Club at William Woods University recently presented a
program about trees.
youngsters and read Lois Ehlert’s book, “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf.”
Woods students by performing a song and dance about falling leaves. The WWU students then assisted the youngsters in drawing
presented a tree-related program to the youngsters as a service-learning
project, and Lenhart said group members are looking forward to planning and
participating in future events.
preschoolers, but for the members of the Knowing the Woods Club, who learned
that trying to get children at such a young age to understand why trees are so
important to the environment and communities was a difficult task.
president, and club members Erica Begley of Hannibal, Mo.; Sadie Herrick of
Washington, Mo.; Courtney Slotar of Simi Valley, Calif.; Elsa Stiles of
Franklin, N.C.; and Katherine Wortmann of Mexico, Mo.
director, the children really enjoyed the presentation.
students,” she said. “They became more aware of what a gift trees are to us;
that they provide more than shade and leaves to jump in during the fall.”
Stiles and Darian Lightfoot hold up a larger version of the book for the
children to see the illustrations.
about falling leaves.