Energy company teaches kids how to plant trees

Energy company teaches kids how to plant trees

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A group of students from Baton Rouge got a hands-on nature lesson Wednesday.

The ExxonMobil Wildlife Habitat Team met up with students from the Community School for Apprenticeship Learning Charter in North Baton Rouge to teach them about the importance of trees to everyday life.

In addition to getting the opportunity to plant trees, the middle schoolers got to play games that were educational.

Ara Bazille, of ExxonMobil's habitat team, says "A lot of them haven't had this experience before of planting trees and actually learning about what's important with trees. Why would we want to get diameter of a tree, how you actually do it, and what tools come into play."

ExxonMobil says the goal of today's event was not only to teach the students about the environment, but also to introduce them to a possible career in nation.

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