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500+ students continue Earth Day celebrations at Earth Camp

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PRINCETON, IN (WFIE) -

Even though Earth Day was Monday, Earth Day events are still underway, especially at the 13th annual Earth Camp at Camp Carson in Princeton.

Toyota hosts the camp each year, and this year more than 500 Tri-State third graders are taking part.

Earth Camp's message to these kids is to 'Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.' It's really about conserving the environment.

Third grade teacher Donya Bengert says it's the perfect age to teach the children this message.

"If you can teach them when they're young, then hopefully it's a lifelong practice that they'll carry on into their adulthood on how to take care of the earth," Bengert said. 

"That you should re-use stuff and you can make new stuff out of old stuff," said Christopher Spear on why recycling is important. 

"Because if we don't recycle then we might use up too much of the stuff and we won't have any more of it," said Kyndall Lamey.

This is the first year that students from Vanderburgh and Posey counties could participate. In past years, only Gibson County schools attended Earth Camp.

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