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Wildlife School Days brings class to the park

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A group of Region 8 students stepped out of the classroom and into the great outdoors Tuesday.

One hundred students from Marmaduke Elementary School spent the day at Crowley's Ridge State Park for "Wildlife School Days." The program teaches elementary children about the wild life found in Crowley's Ridge State Park and in Arkansas.

Students visited several stations, each focusing on a different topic.

Park interpretor, Heather Runyan, says it's a fun and effective way to teach. Runyan says, "When they get out in the park, they're connected to the resource. It gives them that feeling that they're there, they're seeing it and they're experiencing it rather than just hearing about it. And so, it does appear to sink in a little better."

Schools from all across Region 8 will participate in the WildLife School Days all week.

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