Fourth graders sing about the river

Principal Juli Kwikkel listens as Genesis Lopez from Jacquie Drey’s room

reads about Rachel Carson who wrote the book “Silent Spring” in 1962.

The book documented the detrimental effects on the environment of the

indiscriminate use of pesticides. It led to a nationwide ban on DDT in

agriculture and inspired a movement that led to the creation of the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency. Genesis’s reading was followed by

“All The Rivers Run.”

Storm Lake Elementary’s fourth grade “informance” April 25 carried messages about innovators in science and even a song about how the waters in our world are interconnected.  “All The Rivers Run” is by Dave Orleans and comes from the company Songs For Teaching. The students are directed by Deb Mortensen.

All The Rivers Run

We all live on a planet so big and blue – All the rivers run.

So much to learn, so much to do - All the rivers run.

There are mountains high and valleys low – All the rivers run.

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