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Students enjoy nature tour, learn about plant life

Students became botanists and went on a nature tour Thursday at the Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens in Humble.

It was a special treat for special education and English as a Second Language children to take in the soothing environment of native and cultivated plants. About 70 staff, parents and students came on two buses to the 300-acre living museum that is home to a wealth of animal life.

The trip was another example of students taking in activities outside the classroom as part of their overall education.

Dayonna Duffield, who will be a 4th grader next school year, was accompanied by her grandfather, Walter Harvey, who said he goes on all of Dayonna’s field trips. “I just like spending quality time with her and I do as much as I can,” he said. “Quality time means everything in the world.”

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