INDICE DE GALERIAS
MASON CITY, Iowa - Friday was a great day to get outside and an even better day for Mason City students to do some outdoor learning.
The environmental studies class at Mason City Alternative High School has been learning about the life cycle of trees and plants.
Environmental studies teacher Janell Drumheller told us that the program is valuable not only for the hands-on experience it gives the students, but it's also an opportunity for the students to give back to the community.
"Half of the students here are doing it for community involvement hours for a school requirement and then the other ones are doing it for class,” Drumheller said.
The idea is to give students a chance to test what they’ve learned in the classroom out in nature.
“The ones that have been learning about them since the beginning of the school year, we studies trees, types of trees, we look at the leaves and the branches and the bark and the types of trees that grow in Iowa,” Drumheller said.
They headed to the campground at MacNider Park on Friday where they put their knowledge to the test and spent the morning planting 40 trees.
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