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MASON CITY, Iowa - Pumpkins do more than ring in the new season, they're also food like any other and it's a lesson for young students.
Students of Roosevelt Elementary School in Mason City take a hands-on approach at learning more about the giant orange fruit.
Coordinators from Ag in The Classroom along with students picked their own pumpkin and made their own pumpkin pie in a bag.
A refreshing twist on classic pumpkin picking with an educational approach.
"Most times they don't realize that what happens out here is what they eat for supper and even with pumpkins, it's a good lesson. They think they're gonna come out and get pumpkins, make a jack-o-lantern and put it on their porch. So we always try to make the connection that, yes that is food, it's grown on the farm and it's what you eat," said Brenda Adams, Event Coordinator.
Those with Ag in The Classroom say most of the kids have not had the experience of being on a farm before, making today all the more special.
"I think that's a good lesson for them to learn and it's a great setting for that. They're out of the classroom, they're weighing and measuring their pumpkins, they're doing some math activities too. Anytime you can do something fun and interactive with kids, they're gonna learn from it," said Adams.
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