NIKE Students Inspire Growth Among Pre-K Peers

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Students from the Long Beach Public Schools’ pre-K program learned about plant life during a trip down Lido Boulevard to the NIKE Work Based Learning Center, where high school students provided an informative series of lessons.

Before their audience of younger peers, NIKE students explained and demonstrated plant identification and harvesting (tasting and smelling), composting, bird watching and planting.

In weeks prior to the visit, the pre-K children planted seeds that germinated in their classrooms. Once ready to be transitioned to the outdoors, the seedlings were picked up by the NIKE students and planted in the garden. The children were excited to go to NIKE and harvest their peas while also participating in other activities designed by the older students.