For release: April 15, 2009
For press information, contact Simone Notter Wilson, 901-678-4164
Students, faculty, and parents at the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and
Research Institute at the University of Memphis will hold the school’s second annual
Arbor Day celebration Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. The school is located
at 3771 Poplar Avenue.
In keeping with Arbor Day’s environmental premise, students, under the guidance of
Lipman teachers and atelierista Charli Byrd, have been working on art projects made
of recycled materials. In addition, wind chimes, paintings, and quilts reflect this
year’s theme, “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Silent auction bidding for the artwork opens
at the Lipman School Wednesday, April 15, at 8 a.m. and closes Friday, April 24, at
Families and friends will picnic in the Pecan Grove, one of the school’s outdoor learning
areas. Activities will include the release of dozens of butterflies, flower- and herb-planting
stations for children, and music and art. Funds raised during last year’s Arbor Day
Celebration were used for environmentally friendly improvements to the Pecan Grove,
a stand of old-growth trees located at the southern edge of the school’s campus.
The Lipman School is a laboratory and demonstration school of the University of Memphis
College of Education. It provides developmentally appropriate programs for children
ages two through six, demonstrates best practices for students preparing for careers
working with young children, facilitates research opportunities, and models educational
leadership to the larger community.
For more information, call 901-678-2120.