Sarah McKenzie

Downtown students become green machine

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Kids investigate urban environmental problems -- then get out of the classroom to help fix them

In science class recently, Interdistrict Downtown School students Maddison McCoy, 6, and Adia Singh, 14, rolled up their shirt sleeves and dug into some dirt, carefully transplanting tiny green seedlings into larger plots.

They were meticulous and serious about their work. About 20 other young green-thumbs surrounded them, busily preparing the seedlings for a project designed to green up Downtown.

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