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Meridith-Dunbar emphasizes nature, gardening for child development

Under the watchful eyes of around a dozen 4-year-olds, master gardener Marjorie Gillmeister explained the life cycle of a seed at Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Education Center recently.

Gillmeister is the youth director for Bell County Master Gardeners. The organization is doing a research project with the pre-kindergarteners’ assistance. The goal of the project is to find out which offers the best environment for a seed to grow, an eggshell or an egg-sized pot made of newspaper.

The subject matter might seem a bit advanced, but Gillmeister said the children are learning.

Click HERE to read the full story in the Temple Daily Telegram.