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Kept out of classrooms, kids learn from the great outdoors

Moving learning out of the classroom doesn’t necessarily equate to more screen time for students. Educators at one Grand Rapids Public School are putting an emphasis on learning opportunities in the natural world around us and lessons imparted by the world’s first teacher, Mother Nature. Our School News Network photojournalist captured outdoor education in action.

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Brett Atwood
Brett Atwood has worked in broadcast television for nearly six years. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in TV Production from Ferris State University, he continues to produce promotional and lifestyle content for WOOD TV8, in addition to owning his own freelance video business, Be Heard Productions. Brett has a great love for telling compelling stories in a creative format. He is excited to use his talents in sharing what's happening within our local schools.

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