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Annual Holiday Nights Children’s Tree Trail

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On December 15th

For the past ten years, students and teachers from all over Lee County have created the magical “Children’s Tree Trail” at Edison Ford, and has grown every year.

      The “trail” started as the brainchild of CEO Chris Pendleton and artist and  teacher, Karen Flanders. The mission of the project is to engage students in creating a holiday public art project that showcases student art abilities using science and history themes … and lots of lights!

 A record number of 51 trees were placed during the month of November in the Heritage Gardens near the Museum entrance and readied for teachers and volunteers to install the students’ creations. The students and their teachers must follow the theme (Edison and Ford Science) and create original art from found and recycled materials which are able to withstand the outdoor area for a month. Grants for the purchase of art supplies are provided by Edison Ford to the participating teachers.

      Schools participating in the 2012 Children’s Tree Trail include:

 Allen Park Elementary, Alva Middle, Canterbury Intermediate, Cape Coral High, Challenger Middle, Cheers Early Learning Center, Colonial Elementary, Cypress Lake Middle, Diplomat Middle, East Lee County High School, Edgewood Academy, Edison Ford Homeschoolers, Edison Park Creative & Expressive Arts, Estero High, G. Weaver Hipps Elementary, Harns Marsh Elementary, Hector A. Cafferata Jr. Elementary, Island Coast High, J. Colin English Elementary, James Stephens International Academy, Lehigh Elementary, Lehigh Acres Middle, Lehigh Senior High, Lexington Middle, Manatee Elementary, Noonan Academy, Orange River Elementary, Pelican Elementary, Ray Pottorf Elementary, Rayma Page Elementary, Riverdale High, St. Andrews Catholic School, St. Francis Xavier, San Carlos Park Elementary, Skyline Elementary, South Fort Myers High, Tanglewood Elementary, Three Oaks Elementary, Tice Elementary, Tortuga Preserve Elementary, Trafalgar Middle, Treeline Elementary, Tropic Isles Elementary, Varsity Lakes Middle, Veterans Park Academy for the Arts, and Veterans Park Middle

      The Children’s Tree Trail is FREE and open to the public all month and is part of the annual Holiday Nights, December 1 – 30.


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