First lady Haslam to launch Tree Education Program

First lady Haslam to launch Tree Education Program

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Crissy Haslam (source: Tennessee Government website) Crissy Haslam (source: Tennessee Government website)

NASHVILLE (AP) - First lady Crissy Haslam will launch a Tree Education Program at the Tennessee Residence on Tuesday.

The event is in recognition of Earth Day. About 25 third-grade students from Algood Elementary School have been invited to participate.

Created in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry, the event invites students to learn about and identify different trees located on the property, as well as understand the importance of trees.

Haslam will also read to students from her April book of the month and encourage daily reading.

She launched the Read20 Family Book Club about two years ago. It challenges Tennessee families to read together for at least 20 minutes each day.

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