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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Daycare Helps Pre-K Kids Fight Fracking

From The Columbus Dispatch:
They speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues, and they’re petitioning officials at the top of their lungs. 
After reading Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” and learning about oil and gas drilling in Wayne National Forest, a Columbus classroom decided to advocate for Ohio’s only national forest. 
As part of “Operation Dawn Chorus” — a mission named after the din of chirping birds at sunrise — the pre-kindergarten students at Little Dreamers, Big Believers day-care center in the Short North made dozens of drawings that show why they love the forest and sent them to the Bureau of Land Management, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and forestry officials. 
Since then, a half-dozen other classrooms and day-care centers have joined in the effort.
“We protected the trees from getting cut down,” said 4-year-old Lola Schleeter.
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