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Shuman Elementary opens new outdoor educational center

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Shuman Elementary cut the ribbon on their new organic garden and outdoor educational center Monday.

The project is dedicated to teaching students the value of fresh healthy foods, environmental stewardship and community engagement.

It all started with a vision by Sandra Carson, Savannah-Chatham Council PTA president. She was able to get businesses such as IKEA and Emerging Structures on board.

"I think it is absolutely stunning. It transformed this space and it changed a lot of peoples' minds about what is possible, both in a small public school setting and also for play materials," said Scott Boylston, Emerging Structures President.

The garden also has a classroom sized pergola, a tool shed, a brick path and more. 

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