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Region 8 teacher awarded grant

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Kristi Hattenhauer, of the Math and Science Magnet School, just won a three hundred dollar grant from the Arkansas Environmental Education Association.

With this money, Ms. Hattenhauer will create an indoor butterfly and moth garden that the students will be able to observe throughout the life cycle. 

She says hands on activities such as these are great learning tools.

Were it not for this grant, she says this project wouldn't have happened. "As schools are going through a money crunch, it's getting harder and harder to be able to find funding sources to do extra projects that are above and beyond.

And so, a lot of times teachers spend the money out of their own pocket.  And, in this case, the butterfly larva and the plants and things like that are not things I would have been able to buy for myself to use in the lab."

More than five hundred students will benefit from this much-needed grant.

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