Trees Rock Video Contest
This past November, Lincoln Avenue Fourth-graders in Ms. Melinda Moran’s class entered the National Scotties Trees Rock Video Contest with a one-to-three minute video presentation in which the students explained how trees benefit schools, neighborhoods, and communities.
Creating the star of their video, Tree-Yonce, the students fielded questions and gained insights about how trees help the planet. "The ability to integrate movie making,
with scriptwriting skills, performing and learning about science in a
fun creative way," Melinda Moran remarked, "allowed the students to take responsibility for their learning with only a small amount of guidance from me."
Although the finalists were recently announced, the Lincoln Avenue students were proud that they placed in the top 50 of the national contest on their first try. Great job, Fourth graders!
According to the Scotties Facial Tissue website (We plant three trees for every one we use): “The Trees Rock video contest centers around educating young students not only on the importance of trees but as part of a bigger picture of sustainability within the community as a whole. The winner receives $5,000, an e-tablet along with a trip to either the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park. Additionally, the winner’s school will receive $10,000 to use toward a sustainable project.”