Hoover's outdoor class sprouts from Eagle project
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“I say Eco! You say Action! I say Eco! You say Action”!

Students at Hoover Elementary showed their enviro – enthusiasm on Friday, during a special ribbon cutting of the new Hoover Outdoor Eco Action Classroom. This cool area is for students to continue their learning about all things eco-friendly and is the project of Hans Anderson, a Livonia Stevenson High School junior who made this is his Eagle Scout project.  

Anderson rallied the fund-raising effort for the materials and labor, and the Hoover community answered the call, donating thousands of dollars and hours to make the outdoor classroom a reality.

“We are really, really thankful that Hans chose Hoover for this project,” said Shawn Gross, who volunteers to assist with the school’s many eco-action projects. “More than 2,000 hours of hard, hard work and labor went into this. We’re really thankful to Hans.”

The school has an Eco-Action Team, which aims to implement the Eco-Schools USA guidelines to become a “green flag school” through the National Wildlife Federation. These efforts include recycling, saving energy, schoolyard habitats such as a butterfly garden, a biodiversity garden and practicing healthy lifestyles.

“Thank you, Hoover Rockets, for helping us to hopefully become a Green Level Eco Action School,” said Grose.

The outdoor classroom has a garden ring for each class at Hoover, to plant seeds, learn how to winterize plants and continue to learn about the environment.

Special guests at the ribbon cutting included Ranger Rick, from the National Wildlife Federation. A Monarch butterfly was released and students were treated to a popcicle, following the ceremony on the very warm afternoon.
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Monarch butterfly release.

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