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Then 6 years old, Sophie Miner leads a group of home-schooled students across a bridge during a nature walk at Hartley in February 2009. Such walks could become a thing of the past for some 600 Duluth-area students if leaders of a nature-immersion education program scrap the initiative over concerns about proposed changes to Hartley. (File / News Tribune)

Chuck Frederick column: Keep outdoor ed program at Hartley

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Everything changes when they get outside, out in nature. Children unruly in the classroom find focus. Students missed by traditional teaching suddenly are engaged. And everyone’s learning improves.


Research proves it.

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