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How schools are expanding curriculums with outdoor education

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BENTON HARBOR — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone rethink what they do in their daily lives, including how children are educated.

One of the changes is that many Southwest Michigan schools are trying to get students outside as much as possible. The benefits of being outside have been documented for years, said Nate Fuller, executive director of Sarett Nature Center in Benton Township.

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Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor partnered with Christ Lutheran School in Stevensville to develop a trail through a ravine behind the school.

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Tom Hurst works with students from Brookview Montessori School to hang an owl box Tuesday at the school in Benton Township.

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Tom Hurst works with students from Brookview Montessori School to hang an owl box earlier this week in the ravine located behind the Benton Township school.

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