BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A new classroom space at a suburban Detroit school aims to combat obesity, depression and attention problems by encouraging students spend more time outside.
The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/16JWArz ) a group of Lone Pine Elementary School students who call themselves the Third Grade Green Team researched and developed the outdoor classroom. The Bloomfield Hills site was dedicated on Tuesday.
The space was built with supplies and labor donated by the school's Parent Teacher Organization, Designs in Nature and Main's Landscape Supply.
When students sit on the stone seats, to one side is a lake with swans and geese. In front of the classroom is a marshy area, with fields beyond.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/