DNR Teaches Students to Plant

pic2Seventh grade science classes at Meredith Middle School are planting trees with the Department of Natural Resources.

They’re learning how to plant and mulch a tree, and the benefits the trees will provide. The trees will shade the school and block the wind, reducing heating and air conditioning costs, and they will provide a habitat for birds and animals.

The presence of trees on school grounds has also been shown to improve learning.

A small group of students is currently working on a self-watering system for the trees and the trees will be a tool for science teachers to utilize in curriculum for years to come.

The project was funded with a DNR grant.

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