In Deadwood, third and fourth graders took a break from school and got their hands dirty for Arbor Day on Friday. It was to spruce up the outside of the Days of '76 Museum.
The students planted one large tree and several saplings in front of the museum. The Deadwood Tree Board and the Lead–Deadwood Area Lions Club put on the event to teach students the importance of the environment.
"It's important when anytime you can engage the youth to have them see how important trees and green space and taking care of our world is," said Sharon Martinisko, Lead-Deadwood Area Lions Club President.
"I like that I could be part of tree planting," said Sequoia Sigdestad, a third grader.
Students were given Norway spruce saplings to plant in their own yards.