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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The classroom is moving outside for some local students.
Kids at South Oldham Middle School spent Earth Day working on a wetlands area behind the school.
It will have a shallow pond that will attract dragonflies, tadpoles, turtles and birds and others as well as all kinds of plants. The goal is to give students something they can't get in a textbook.
"This is a chance to connect kids to nature in a way that they are not getting a chance to connect and the data shows that makes for better learning and just better for the whole student," said Laura Parker, a 6th grade science teacher at the school.
It's also expected to provide a setting for art classes. Copyright 2014 WDRB News. All rights reserved.