Tree-planting project serves as environmental-science lesson

11/22/2013 | Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.)

Students at Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center in Gary, Ind., recently learned about the dune ecosystem while planting 15 native trees on school grounds. The students teamed up with the Student Conservation Association to help protect the Marquette Park lagoon watershed, of which the school is a part. "Children should be able to get outside the classroom and learn just as effectively as they can in school," principal Sarah Givens said.

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