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Kids in Quincy use Earth Day to beautify their school grounds

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Some students in Quincy are using Earth Day to improve their own environment.

Quincy Junior High's Environmental Science Club broke ground Monday on their project to improve the school grounds.

They sold Earth Day T-Shirts to raise $500 for the landscaping for the front of the building.

They worked on putting in permanent planting with evergreens and perennials.

Teachers say it's a great hands-on learning tool.

"I think they learn a lot from the actual experience, many of these kids have never picked up a shovel or had their hands on an earthworm before," Cheryl Koenig, Environmental Science Teacher.

Koenig says they will plant two or three more times in the next few weeks, and hope to add on to the landscaping every school year.

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