Auburn students get expanded outdoor classroom

7:07 PM, Jun 7, 2013   |    comments
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AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Students at Auburn's Sherwood Heights Elementary School have an improved outdoor classroom: 80 acres of space in the Sherwood Forest, with a new guided nature path.

Teacher Kelly Kelley said her students enjoyed the old trail in the wooded area near the school, but it was in poor condition.

She applied for a $5,000 grant with the Lowe's Tool Box for Education program, and worked with groups like the Androscoggin Land Trust, Take 2 program, and volunteers from Auburn schools to expand and improve the nature trail.

Edward Little High School student Andrew Breau was able to earn his Eagle Scout badge by working on the trail.

"It gives the students much more, much more hands on," said Breau. "I personally learn better with hands on stuff. So I know this will help other students who are like me."

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