by SMARTcookie Squad
Recently, a few members of the ECS team had the opportunity to visit Washington, DC during the 2012 Centennial celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and we thought of you! How about an Earth Day project with a touch of national history?
In Washington, DC, citizens from across the country have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The five-week celebration, held from March 20 to April 27, 2012, includes performing arts, visual arts, and guided tours. Of course, the splendor of the cherry blossom trees is the main attraction. Visitors can even see a few of the original 3,000 trees gifted to DC by Tokyo, Japan.
The festival has an extensive Web site at nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Use this great resource for a social studies lesson or celebrate Earth Day by hosting your own tree-planting project.
Our team captured this amazing view of the cherry blossoms with the historic DC backdrop.
© 2012 Photograph by Sam Mammen
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