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Winthrop Students Create Mangrove Tree, Get Ready for Community Read Event

Winthrop students are all reading a book that tells the story of Dr. Gordon Sato of Wenham, who will appear later this week as part of the Community Read 2012 event.

kicked off its annual celebration of Read Across America by having a school-wide read of “The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families,” by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore.

The book documents the work of Wenham resident Dr. Gordon Sato’s “Manzanar Project” which solved the hunger crisis in Eritrea, Africa by planting Mangrove trees. Each classroom was given a copy of the beautifully illustrated book, all of which were purchased through a mini-grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Ed Fund.

Sato will appear at a on Thursday at . There will be an author reception from 6-7 p.m. in the Ken Olsen Science Center, followed by a lecture from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel.

Winthrop’s Kids Care Club has created a mangrove tree and leaves are added as students teach others something that promotes self-sufficiency. As a follow-up, Club members are interested in participating in through the Hamilton-Wenham Garden Club by planting and harvesting produce to then donate to .   

Lorraine Der March 26, 2012 at 05:29 PM
The H-W Library will be hosting a collage workshop on Wednesday, March 28 at 3 pm in anticipation of the author and illustrator of The Mangrove Tree coming to talk to children and their families about the book and the artwork on Thursday March 29 at 3 pm! Both events are offered at no charge, and no registration is necessary. Come one, come all!

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