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VIDEO: Turning Nature Into Classrooms

The new principal at Rosa Parks Elementary School was pleasantly surprised to find fewer disciplinary problems during recess than at his previous school. Could it have something to do with Rosa Parks' green schoolyard? Sharon Danks, a leader of the "Asphalt to Ecosystems" movement, discusses her work making playgrounds more eco-friendly (and child-friendly) in this video and an interview with OnEarth.

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Erika Brekke is a freelance video journalist based in San Francisco. She received her master's degree from the Medill School at Northwestern University and interned at the Associated Press TV News bureau in Brussels, Belgium, where she covered politi... READ MORE >