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Oct 14

Marshall Early Learning Center Earns Environmental Award

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 8:08 AM by Communications Department

Marshall Early Learning Center was named a 2016 Marshall2_SCVirginia Naturally School for its efforts in increasing student environmental awareness and stewardship. Working with a master gardener, the preschool and kindergarten students cultivated and planted a community garden which yielded bushels of vegetables for the students and the community. Students and staff also planted a flower and plant garden and created outdoor learning spaces. In addition to applying the knowledge that they learned in the classroom, students gained meaningful experiences tending to their crops from planting to harvesting.

Marshall Early Learning Center is one of 66 schools in the state to earn recognition through the program administered by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Virginia Department of Education.