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MLK Jr. Day of Service

This Monday, Jan. 19th, GASP participated in the 5th annual MLK, Jr. Day of Service at Shady Side Academy. Students, faculty, staff, and parents throughout the district take Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to do community service and activities throughout the Pittsburgh region.

We worked with a bright and energetic group of students from the Junior School. These pre-K to 5th graders learned about our many sources of air pollution with Play-Doh, created ‘Pollution Catchers,’ and planted Kentucky Coffee tree seeds. Students also saw a live porcupine, brought by Animal Rescue League, and learned about rainwater management from StormWorks.

With the participation of over 150 volunteers all around the city, GASP was happy to be involved in this large community effort. A special thanks to Tree Pittsburgh for assisting with the creation of this lesson! Have an educational opportunity for GASP? Contact Jessica at

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