[MCN] 30th Annual Ecothon, April 14

Joellen Shannon joellen at sussexschool.org
Mon Apr 11 11:26:47 EDT 2016

*30th Annual Ecothon--**Kids Pitch in for 30 years*

*For Immediate release, **April 11, 2016*

*Contact: Joellen Shannon, Marketing and Development Director*

*Sussex School*

*joellen at sussexschool.org* <joellen at sussexschool.org>

*406.549.8327 <406.549.8327>, 406.241.6689 <406.241.6689> cell*

For 30 years Sussex School has been integrating community service into its
curriculum, reaching out to the city through an the annual Ecothon
event.  *Ecothon,
scheduled for April 14*, is an all day event that puts kids to work in the
Missoula community, assisting non profit organizations and public parks and
recreation areas fill their volunteer needs.

All 125 students will be working on a variety of projects throughout
Missoula on April 14.  These projects include: trail work at the Milltown
State Park, weed eradication on Mount Sentinel, garden prep at the
Moon-Randolf Homestead and the River Road Community Garden, site work at
the native plant gardens at Fort Missoula, assistance at Free Cycles, and
trash pick up around the city. Sussex School’s* Ecothon service projects
are scheduled for April 14 from 9am-2:30pm.*  Kindergarten through Eighth
Grade students, teachers, and their families will work to provide service
to Missoula, all the while earning pledged dollars from sponsors for
educational spring field trips. * To pledge a donation or to sponsor a
child click here.
<https://sussexschool.kindful.com/ecothon-service-learning-2016> *

Sussex School is a progressive, independent, kindergarten-eighth grade
school in Missoula. Sussex is dedicated to offering the best possible
learning opportunities to students by teaching to the academic, social and
emotional needs of our students.  A dynamic teaching staff, a unique
campus, place based-curriculum, and an emphasis on the arts allow Sussex to
deliver wonderful learning experiences to our students.

Joellen Shannon
Sussex School
Marketing and Development Director
Small Classes. Big Education.
*Since 1971*
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