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Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Brings Nature to Life at Arbor Day Celebration

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The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum celebrated Arbor Day and the wonders of nature with a visit from the service dogs and service puppies in training from Canine Companions for Independence Credits: Regina Truitt
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Guests at the Arbor Day Celebration at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum enjoyed meeting service dogs from Canine Companions for Independence Credits: Regina Truitt
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The MMS S.O.A.R. Peer Leader group made an exquisite Mandala from natural materials under the guidance of MMS art teacher, Ms. Claudia Sohr. Credits: Regina Truitt
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Students from the MMS Peer Leader group, S.O.A.R. stand inside of the beautiful mandala they created at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's Arbor Day celebration on May 5, 2018 Credits: Regina Truitt
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MMS art teacher, Ms. Claudia Sohr, stands inside of the mandala she and her students created out of natural materials at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's Arbor Day celebration on May 5, 2018. Credits: Regina Truitt
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Travis Gale of Eyes of the Wild holds a skunk at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's Arbor Day celebration on May 5, 2018. Credits: Regina Truitt
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A ground hog from Eyes of the Wild pauses after a bite of banana Credits: Regina Truitt
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Travis Gale from Eyes of the Wild talks about wallabies and marsupials with Matilda the Wallaby and her baby (see pouch) :) Credits: Regina Truitt
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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Service dogs, a skunk and a Wallaby mother and baby were among the highlights of the annual Arbor Day Celebration at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary.

Attendees at the May 5 event got to spend time learning about the role service dogs, and puppies in training, play in enhancing the freedom and improving the quality of life for an individual with disabilities through Canine Companions for Independence.

Eyes of the Wild brought in some more non-traditional animals including a groundhog, skunk and the Wallaby pair. All the animals were rescues that helped drive home the message of how people of all ages can take a proactive role in protecting wildlife.

The Millburn Middle School Peer Leader group, S.O.A.R. (Students of Art Respond), under the guidance of MMS Art Teacher, Claudia Sohr, created a magnificent Mandala out of flowers and natural materials. The flowers were donated discards from local nurseries. 

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