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Preschool kids enjoy new nature playscape unveiled in Duluth

The idea is to allow kids who live in neighborhoods short on green space a way to connect with...
The idea is to allow kids who live in neighborhoods short on green space a way to connect with nature(KBJR- TV)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 5:23 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN. (CBS 3 Duluth) -Some Duluth preschool students now have a new, fun way to play and connect to nature.

Myers Wilkins Elementary School unveiled their new nature playscape Monday.

The playscapes are incorporated into the landscape and feature natural materials such as sand, water, hills, and logs and were paid for by grant funds.

The idea is to allow kids who live in neighborhoods short on green space a way to connect with nature.

Sherry Williams, the Early Childhood Coordinator with the Duluth Public Schools, said the new areas introduce different forms of engagement.

“There are many physical skills kids can work on when there playing in a natural setting. And the type of play that happens on nature playscape vs. a traditional playground is more creative and collaborative in nature,” said Williams.

New nature playscapes will also be unveiled at Piedmont Elementary and Laura MacArthur Elementary later this week.

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