UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
The children at Castleman Creek Elementary don't have to go far to learn about wetlands; because they now have one on their campus.
Thanks to the "Turtles, Toads and Dragonflies, Oh My!" grant from the Midway ISD Education Foundation, $4,990 helped to create a rare and special opportunity for the children.
But because of this drought, some of the kids are a little upset by its current condition.
"I hope we get rain."
"It has 'wet' in the name, so it should be at least a tiny bit wet, but it really isn't."
"I'm not really sad that the wetland dried up, because it wouldn't be a wetland if it didn't."
"I was hoping to learn about some animals"
"I know it's going to be a great thing... The plants will grow back and we would have to plant some more and we would get to do more work for the wetland."
The district teamed up with Baylor University and wetland specialists to complete the project in May.
They say with a little rain it'll naturally be back up and running.
Midway ISD has been busy creating unique and productive projects for its schools.
AND with a few other projects on the way, we'll be sure to keep you up to date with these exciting opportunities.