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Creating an ecosystem

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Oct 28, 2011 - 9:37 AM |
St. David Catholic Elementary School students Julie Clement-Gallagher and Hayden Allairt show off saplings they received as part of a school tree-planting project. Supplied photo.

St. David Catholic Elementary School students Julie Clement-Gallagher and Hayden Allairt show off saplings they received as part of a school tree-planting project. Supplied photo.

St. David Catholic Elementary School students plan to plant almost 2,000 saplings in the city this fall.

The grade 5, 6 and 8 classes and their teachers learned from local biologist, Franco Mariotti, that "if one class plants trees, we have created a new habitat. If everyone in the school plants a tree then we have created an ecosystem.”

"This is a great example of authentic learning,” teacher Jennifer Gran said, in a press release.

“We are excited that our students have the opportunity to take classroom learning into the real world and have fun while making our community a healthier place.”

Each student was also given a sapling to take home and plant with their parents and families.

Posted by Heidi Ulrichsen

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