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Lipman School Invites Community to Arbor Day Celebration April 24 University News
For release: April 15, 2009

For press information, contact Simone Notter Wilson, 901-678-4164

Arbor Day
Students, faculty, and parents at the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute at the University of Memphis will hold the school’s second annual Arbor Day celebration Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 3771 Poplar Avenue.

In keeping with Arbor Day’s environmental premise, students, under the guidance of Lipman teachers and atelierista Charli Byrd, have been working on art projects made of recycled materials. In addition, wind chimes, paintings, and quilts reflect this year’s theme, “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Silent auction bidding for the artwork opens at the Lipman School Wednesday, April 15, at 8 a.m. and closes Friday, April 24, at 11:45 a.m.

Families and friends will picnic in the Pecan Grove, one of the school’s outdoor learning areas. Activities will include the release of dozens of butterflies, flower- and herb-planting stations for children, and music and art. Funds raised during last year’s Arbor Day Celebration were used for environmentally friendly improvements to the Pecan Grove, a stand of old-growth trees located at the southern edge of the school’s campus.

Arbor Day
The Lipman School is a laboratory and demonstration school of the University of Memphis College of Education. It provides developmentally appropriate programs for children ages two through six, demonstrates best practices for students preparing for careers working with young children, facilitates research opportunities, and models educational leadership to the larger community.

For more information, call 901-678-2120.

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