Mid-South Students Attend School on "Floating Classroom"

Mid-South Students Attend School on "Floating Classroom"

40 students from Lausanne's eighth grade physical science class had class on a barge Thursday. The barge is on McKellar Lake off Riverside Park's marina.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - It was a new learning experience for dozens of Mid-South students. They spent the day on the water in a "floating classroom."

40 students from Lausanne's eighth grade physical science class had class on a barge Thursday. The barge is on McKellar Lake off Riverside Park's marina.

The group "Living Lands and Waters" operates this moving classroom. They travel to cities off the Mississippi River teaching students biology, recycling and how our water systems work.

"We've learned about how even though we may not think about it there's a lot of trash, out of sight, out of mind, that's just on our rivers," says eighth grader Rishav Jain. "It's polluting our environment so we're learning about that and how we can prevent that and help to stop stuff like that from happening."

The barge will be in Memphis through next week. The group is hosting students from around the Mid-South and it's free to local schools. For more information, visit www.livinglandsandwaters.org.
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