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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Cape Fear Center for Inquiry Charter School held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for a new green space.
The intiative, called the Outdoor Educational Learning Center, will be a place for students to learn and be a part of the environment.
The first additions are a pollinator garden and a gazebo, where students can do outdoor projects. Each grade level will be assigned a space for a plant bed, which they will care for during the school year.
This is supposed to give the students a better understanding of the environment.
"It's bringing learning to life for kids but we're also taking a focus on environmental education," said Principal Lori Roy. "We're trying to get our kids outside as much as possible."
According to Roy, the school received a $2,456.79 grant for the gazebo which they matched to complete the project. A $2,000 grant from Whole Foods will be used towards the raised beds.
Others involved in this project are the New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District & Partners, The Walmart Foundation, and The North Carolina Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation.
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