Fourth-graders add to new school’s landscaping
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Hauling around heavy bags of mulch? Digging in the soil? Getting one’s hands dirty?
Most adults consider those chores a pain. But to 20 fourth-graders at Jefferson City's Pioneer Trail Elementary, planting two redbud trees Monday morning was a thrilling break from the school routine.
The children were included in a ceremony celebrating the partnership between two state agencies — the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) — called Trees for Tomorrow. Through the program, MoDOT purchases trees to replace ones that are removed during ....