Historic estate is outdoor learning environment for D.C. students

11/23/2009 | Washington Post, The

Fifth-grade students from a Washington, D.C., school received outdoor science lessons on wildlife adaptation while visiting a historic piece of property that was a country estate more than 100 years ago. Students identified trees and distinguished between native and nonnative plants as they learned about plans by a nonprofit conservancy group to restore and protect the land, which was only recently opened to school groups and the public.

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