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First graders harvest acorns to help preserve oaks in Louisiana

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Some Baton Rouge students got their hands dirty Tuesday to help preserve and replenish Louisiana's live oaks. 

University Laboratory School's first graders spent the day collecting acorns from LSU's live oaks to help with Whitney Bank's Perseverance Oaks effort.

It is something that started on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. They are trying to restore trees after natural disasters like the recent floods. 

The students will also get to help in the regrowth of the live oak seeds. 

"The trees will ultimately be planted along the coast," said Patricia Knight. "Live oaks are great, they live for a very long period of time, but we want to make sure that live oaks are planted so these kids, their kids, and their grandkids, future generations can enjoy them. So, they'll come back somewhere where the live oaks are native."

The students also participated in "Class in the Grass" where they not only learned about the trees but also how to grow their financial futures. 

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