Project Prairie: Outdoor learning at Door Elementary

Students at Springfield Local Schools’ Dorr Elementary have science class outside as a part of Project Prairie.

For the project, four prairies full of native plants were cultivated throughout the school’s campus. The kids get to study nature and science hands-on by digging in the dirt and observing the world around them.

The funds for the project were donated by Directions Credit Union through a grant, and the Toledo Zoo has also provided support and expertise. Representatives for the credit union stopped by to see the results of their grant dollars for the first time on Friday.

The data students collect at Project Prairie goes to NASA, where it’s used globally to study climate change.


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