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BURIEN, Wash. — Washington-based nonprofit EarthGen is celebrating Earth Month by leading youth-focused climate change programs across the state.
Students in the Highline School District are investing in nature so they can have more sustainable surroundings at school.
“We’re all about equipping youth and educators to be change-makers for a healthy environment,” says EarthGen Program Manager Becky Bronstein.
Hilltop Elementary is one of several schools in the district that teamed up with EarthGen to plant and protect their surrounding habitats.
Last spring the students started a rain garden project with EarthGen. Students learned about the local watershed and what their own rain garden can do. The students were actively involved in planting and weeding and were working with an added incentive.