Groundbreaking for Simi Valley Adventist school yard habitat

Students and volunteers broke ground and planted in the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers Read the story

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers READY TO GO- Sixth grader Andy Garcia listens to instructions before going out to plant during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
READY TO GO- Sixth grader Andy Garcia listens to instructions before going out to plant during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers FIRER UP-Michael Glenn with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gets the students fired up  during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
FIRER UP-Michael Glenn with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gets the students fired up during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers WORING TOGETHER- Simi Valley Adventist students work together to dig a hole for a plant during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
WORING TOGETHER- Simi Valley Adventist students work together to dig a hole for a plant during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers READY TO GO- Kindergartner Lilac Choi gets ready to dig in the dirt during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
READY TO GO- Kindergartner Lilac Choi gets ready to dig in the dirt during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers GETTING STARTED- Volunteer Ken Robinson of Woodland Hills instructs his team on their project during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
GETTING STARTED- Volunteer Ken Robinson of Woodland Hills instructs his team on their project during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers GETTING STARTED- Volunteer Ken Robinson of Woodland Hills instructs his team on their project during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
GETTING STARTED- Volunteer Ken Robinson of Woodland Hills instructs his team on their project during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers WATERING-Sixth grader Alisia Sevillia waters a freshly planted plant  during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
WATERING-Sixth grader Alisia Sevillia waters a freshly planted plant during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers LOVING HANDS- Children finger marks surround a plant that was planted during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
LOVING HANDS- Children finger marks surround a plant that was planted during the groundbreaking of the 57,000 square foot school yard habitat at Simi Valley Adventist on Friday, January 16.

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