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Hannibal teacher receives grant for outdoor classroom

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) - Some Hannibal elementary students will soon get the chance to learn science outdoors because of a new grant.

Eugene Field Elementary School kindergarten teacher Carmen Ott received a $2,500 from Lowe's to expand an outdoor classroom she is developing.
Ott says she plans to purchase picnic tables, benches and boxes for students to grow vegetables inside.

She says she wrote the grant in order to give her students the opportunity to meet science standards in a more hands-on approach.

"We were applying to this grant to help with our science common cores and so that our children can have more of a hands-on approach to their learning," Ott said. "Many of our children learn better that way by actually going and doing instead of just having paper and pencil activities."

Ott also received a $500 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation to assist with the project.

Lowe's workers and high school agricultural students will help with the project.

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