Rain Forest Opens in Topeka School

The rain forest of South America has come to life at a Topeka elementary school.

The third grade students at Topeka Collegiate created a rain forest in their classroom as part of activities marking Earth Day.

The students did more than create trees and animals out of paper and other items, they also learned about their creations. The students take visitors on guided tours, explaining facts about the animals, plant and environment they are seeing.

Besides the rain forest, students will also learn about endangered animals through a visit from the Topeka Zoo; plant plants to learn about creating oxygen; explore "Google Earth;" and make an edible ornament to feed birds.

Visitors are invited to see the rain forest and explore the students' other activities from 5 to 7 pm, Tuesday, April 22nd. Topeka Collegiate is located at 2200 SW Eveningside Dr.

the rain forest is just one of the earth day projects students at the school have been working on...
they will be offering tours thru the rest of the week....

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