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Esko schools: School forest idea grows

The beginning of spring has left Esko students itching to get outside.

With the approval to create a school forest by the Esko school board and a solar panel project continuing to be developed, the district is excited to give students more opportunities to learn about the environment around them by exploring it firsthand.

Esko third-grade teacher Steve Krueger and some of his colleagues recognized the importance of getting students outside and active while they are learning. During discussions about developing outdoor classrooms for teachers to use with their students, Krueger and staff began...

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