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Grove Valley Elementary School Principal Debbie Straughn takes classroom idea to Washington

BY JESSE OLIVAREZ Modified: April 28, 2010 at 4:45 am •  Published: April 28, 2010
School officials have planted vegetable and flower gardens and have done various hands-on programs that aim to teach students to be good stewards of the environment.

Straughn said having the outdoor classroom has helped her students learn.

"When you learn only from a book, it is not as exciting,” she said. "It is very important to do hands-on learning.”

Deer Creek School Board President Jim Benson said the board remains committed to promoting and teaching students about the environment. All four elementary schools have land set aside for an outdoor classroom.


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