Outdoor lessons increase relevance of environmental education

03/7/2011 | Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), The

Middle-school students in one Florida county visit a local nature preserve to help reinforce classroom lessons in environmental education. Educators say such concepts as native habitats, ecosystems and conservation are made more relevant for the students as they spend the day hiking and exploring the outdoor venue. "It's hard to do in a classroom," teacher Kim Rex said. "This exposes them to real-world concepts."

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