VIDEO: Students Get Schoolyard Wetland to Learn Up Close

A one-of-a-kind environmental learning program on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has been putting wetlands on school grounds. Yes, you read that right— where some schools have soccer fields, these schools have environmental habitat.

Elementary school students just over the Bay Bridge, in Queen Anne’s County, are reaping the benefits of an $80,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. In Grasonville, a stone’s throw from Kent Narrows, the children grow up surrounded by water and wetlands. Their environment makes for the ultimate outdoor classroom, and now, their school has the means to build lesson plans around it.

Cheryl Costello shows us what the students are getting out of the unique program. Watch below: