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Every year, an elementary school celebrates different aspects of Central Texas ecology. This year, they focused on Blackland Prairie, the ecoregion on which the school is located. A schoolwide event at the end of the year offers students the opportunity to teach their parents and their peers what they’ve learned. The Fourth- and fifth-grade science classes produced a campus field guide to showcase their school’s gardens to the event attendees. Completing this project gave students a deeper understanding of why they planted native or adapted plants in their garden and how these plants are adapted to the Blackland Prairie.