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Teachers Chris Caduff and Cinda Current are turning part of the grounds at Riverview Elementary School into a new outdoor learning space.

New outdoor learning space takes shape at Farmington school

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The staff at Riverview Elementary School is always trying something new to teach students. The latest project, though, focuses on a topic as old as time itself — nature.


Earlier this month, the school created its first Outdoor Wonders Learning Station on the grounds outside of the school. On May 2, a group planted nine new trees on the land adjacent to the playground equipment. The next day, several Riverview families and staff helped spread mulch over the entire area.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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