Brookside Middle School students and the City of Sarasota celebrated Arbor Day Friday, May 2. Local organizations, such as Mote Marine Laboratory, visited the school to help educate students on the importance of nature. After the morning activities, students gathered outside where Mayor Shannon Snyder presented a proclamation declaring May 2 Arbor Day in the City of Sarasota. The celebration also included the planting of three trees, donated by Biological Tree Services, in honor of the schoolâ€™s three grades. â€œJust like you, these trees will grow,â€ said Public Works Department General Manager Todd Kucharski.