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Students at Robeson Elementary dedicate meadow

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 12 2014 04:50:10 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 12 2014 06:44:26 PM CDT

Students at Robeson Elementary Center are being praised for their efforts to create a meadow in Robeson Township.

ROBESON TWP., Pa. -

Students at Robeson Elementary Center are being praised for their efforts to create a meadow in Robeson Township.

Students received a Scholastic Drinking Water Award from the Schuylkill Action Network.

They worked to get a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection and then created the meadow by planting native grasses, shrubs and trees.

"It's perfect because it's hands on and it takes their science units actually get them to be involved with doing it outside and participating in it and understanding how it impacts the environment. Along with that it also goes into reading and writing around our school because they do things like persuasive writing and do things about why they should get the grant," said principal Bill McKay.

Students replaced almost three acres of the school's lawn.

The area helps the environment and can serve as an outdoor classroom.