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3,000 area schoolchildren swarm boro on Arbor Day

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Tables set along the mall had representatives from the Sierra Cub, The Queens Library, The Queens Botanical Garden Craft Group, FDNY (fire safety), Queens Zoo, Queens Museum of Art and Flushing's Voelker Orth Museum. Paper cutter Roslyn Zocks produced enchanting animals and flowers for the youngsters.

Other areas that drew a great deal of children werethe QBG Educational Dept. where Fred Gerber, educational director emeritus, explained how some of favorite drinks come from roots and barks. At other spots outside the kids were able to see and hear about turtles and their habitat.

A banner parade by the Francis Lewis High School marching band brought the spectators to the official business of planting a tree to celebrate Arbor Day. A small pine was tended to by youngsters from the Washington Street School in Nassau and PS 120 in Flushing.

The students also got to visit the mobile bus exhibits that included the American Museum of Natural History's mobile dinosaur museum, Newsday's History in Motion and the NYHQ Ambulance Service.

It was a great day for all the visitors who took home lots of souvenirs such as Arbor Day posters, red clown noses (which some wore on their ears), tree seeds they had planted and some educational material about our environment.

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