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School kids get their hands on Earth Day

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Some Hattiesburg school kids spent most of the day celebrating Earth Day at Townsquare Park in downtown learning early life lessons of what it means to be environmentally responsible.

Third and fourth graders from Scared Heart and W.H. Hawkins Elementary Schools got to get hands on with topics such as pollution prevention, recycling, beautification and water and energy conservation.

Earth day organizers say by teaching "green" at young ages, students are more apt to want to know more.

"This will establish or instill a sense of pride responsibility for what we do to our world, to our environment. Hopefully their introduction to these topics will help further along their growing responsibility as they become adults," said Hattiesburg parks and recreation general manager Ann Jones.  "

Going "green" isn't just for kids, organizers stress you're never told old to learn how you can make a difference.

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