Nittany Valley Charter students help boost ecosystem on farmland

April 1, 2017 Centre Daily Times
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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, HUNTINGDON COUNTY — A former tree farm in northern Huntingdon County is being brought back to life with the help of students from a State College-based charter school.

Forty-eight Nittany Valley Charter School students in kindergarten through eighth grade are working on a schoolwide project called “Helping our Earth Field Project.”

They’ll be honored for their work on April 25 in Harrisburg with the 2017 Environmental Excellence Award from the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

“It’s really exciting,” school CEO Kara Martin said.

According to a report from the DEP, students are applying “in-class and in-field instruction” to develop and implement a stewardship plan that promotes carbon sequestration through native landscape and wildlife habitat…

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