Children's garden in Dallas aims to teach science

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Arboretum has a new $62 million adventure targeting children but adults can enjoy the splendor, too.

The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden aims to teach kids about science amid fun in the lush landscape.

The arboretum along White Rock Lake is home to the 8-acre space that opened last weekend. The site is designed to help teach science for state and national standards.

Arboretum vice president Maria Conroy says the idea for the children's garden came up almost 17 years ago. Organizers wanted to meet a community need - and they settled on helping to boost science test scores.

Teachers are stationed throughout the garden. Scholars from Southern Methodist University will study the garden's effect on science education. ___Online:

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