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Cottonwood Elementary Students Go Hands-on With Nature

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Fourth graders from Yakima's Cottonwood Elementary enjoyed a hands-on lesson about nature today.

It's all part of the Fresh Science program at the Yakima Arboretum.

Students from West Valley High School talked with the younger kids about several environments around the park including the pond and the forest.

They also talked about the types of trees and wildlife that live there.

For the 4th graders, it was a great way to get a first-hand look at nature.

"Really cool because we get to learn about nature and we saw an egg and we get to see all the different birds and learn about trees," said Sam Kober.

"I think it's a really cool thing because I get to learn about nature and we already went through the woods and we got to see birds and so it's awesome," said Sydney Yates.

The Fresh Science program is one of the arboretum's many educational programs. It's supported by a grant from the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.

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