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Lansing Third Graders Build a Rain Garden at the Zoo

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- A group of third graders from Lyons Elementary School got their hands dirty by building a rain garden at Potter Park Zoo to help protect the Red Cedar River.

Thanks to a grant from the GRAND Learning Network, students spent Saturday afternoon planting and learning about the environment and their role in its preservation.

"The kids have been learning quite a bit about what goes into plants, the planting process, how everything works together and how everything will be protected," said third grade teacher Jo Trumble. "It's them taking stewardship in the community and realizing that this is theirs and they can do something to help preserve this."

The rain garden is not the student's first contribution, in 2010 Lyons Elementary third graders built wood duck boxes around Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

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