ISB celebrates Earth Day with first graders’ help
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Iowa State Bank employees Ashley Schuttpelz, Scott Jones, and Kyle DeVary met with first graders from Remsen St. Mary's and MMCRU - Remsen Elementary to have a short Earth Day lesson to explain what Earth Day is, why it is important, and how planting trees is one of the many ways to help make the Earth a better place to live.
During the lesson, Schuttpelz stated, “We conversed about why trees were so important to the Earth, such as, they provide oxygen, they provide shelter for animals, they provide shade, etc.”
Then, with the help of the first graders, Jones and DeVary planted a sugar maple by the walking trail, which is located between the baseball and football fields. This is the fourth year that Iowa State Bank, with the first graders' help, has planted a maple tree along the walking trail.
After a job well done, Iowa State Bank employees gave each first grader a tree of their own, a Rocky Mountain Juniper, to take home and plant in their own backyards.