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A forest in the city

A woodsy area outside Southwood Elementary School has become a nature-filled classroom...

Kentwood — At Southwood Elementary School, a woodsy area in the school yard serves as a place of learning, playing, exploring and appreciating nature for curious and adventurous students. The Urban Forest, offering nature in the city, is perfect for finding a stump to read on, a stream to study or a tree to identify. Our SNN video reporter followed fourth-grade students as they went deep into the forest.

Explore more unique video stories of students learning, interesting school programs and educators working to help all children succeed.

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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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