MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - In celebration of Earth Day, the fifth grade students at Deerfield School in Mountainside, took part in two wonderful activities. 

To start off the afternoon, a Flowering Dogwood Tree was planted on school grounds.  The tree was given to the school courtesy of the County of Union.  

Following the tree planting, students participated in a community clean-up activity. On a nature walk of the school property, and while wearing gloves, they collected any garbage that they came across. 

The afternoon was a huge success and students saw first-hand the benefits of cleaning and protecting our earth’s natural resources.