5th Graders Recommend Dark Skies for Sister City

Recently, students of Deb Sanders’ 5th Grade class at West Sedona

School suggested an important criterion for the selection of Sedona’s

Sister City….a dark skies commitment.

The two fifth grade classes recently completed a STEM Community

project on Sedona’s light pollution. Their final project, after studying

about the importance of maintaining Sedona’s Dark Skies designation,

was to create prototypes of code acceptable outdoor light fixtures. On

hearing about Sedona’s search for a sister city, the students invited

Don Groves, Sister Cities Board member, to hear their recommendation

of a dark skies criterion.

“ I really enjoyed the 5th grade representatives and their detailed slide

presentation of why our Sister City should have at least a Dark Skies

focus if not be an actual certified Dark Skies Community, Groves

commented. We will discuss this recommendation at the June 7, Sister

City orientation meeting which will be held at Sedona’s City Hall, Vultee

meeting room at 4 pm.”

Sedona’s Sister City Association is a volunteer organization with the

Mission of Promoting Peace Through Mutual Respect, Understanding

and Cooperation. For full information view www.sedonasistercities.org

For additional information contact: Chuck Marr


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