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Prickly Pear Land Trust Takes Education Outside

Prickly Pear Land Trust in Helena is working with AmeriCorps VISTA and Helena Public Schools’ Project for Alternative Learning to get more high school students outside and help them learn about conservation and the natural world. “As a big fan and supporter of public lands, I was giddy when Tim told me that PPLT was interested in working with us,” teacher Ryan Cooney said. “Getting kids involved and fostering passion for public lands is key to preserving and conserving our natural treasures. In three short weeks, the students clearly developed an affinity for our trails, parks and local ecosystems.”

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