LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An award-winning volunteer organization teaches some third graders the importance of planting trees.
Tree Lafayette educated the students at Earhart Elementary about trees before taking them to the school's playground to plant a tree.
The program was recently awarded by the Indiana Urban Forests Council.
Tree Lafayette Education Chair Laura Wright said third graders are great because they are still excited about the material.
"They're still excited about these things," Wright said. "It's science. It's something different out of the classroom. It's a lot of learning. It's things they haven't heard yet but they are excited to learn about."
The program has been running for several years throughout the Lafayette School Corporation.
Tree Lafayette has also been requested at Tippecanoe School Corporation, West Lafayette Community Schools and Benton Community Schools.
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