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Importance of planting trees not lost on 7th graders
October 14, 2016 Jerry Purvis   

Lisa Betz-Marquez/Gering Citizen Gering 7th graders Carmelo Timblin and Autumn Elsen prepare a site for the planting of a drought tolerant Burr X Live Oak last week along with west border of the Gering Junior High School Campus.

Gering Junior High School’s Life Sciences teachers took advantage of pleasant weather last week to take their seventh grade students outside for some hands-on learning about the environment.

Each year, Gering schools apply for a grant from ReTree Nebraska, which enables the district to plant trees around each of the schools.

According to their website, ReTree Nebraska is a 10-year cooperative initiative to raise pub...

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