AMARILLO -- Ascension Academy's middle school students got some hands-on environmental experience in their own back yard today.
The Ogallala Commons hosted a Playa Festival at Ascension in which the students will participate throughout the day.
The Ogallala Commons is a group of people whose mission "is to foster a holistic approach to community socio-economic development in the Great Plains region that is centered over the High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer."
One of the ways the group carries out their mission is educating young students by offering Playa Festivals that help students learn about playas from experience. In addition to exploring the purpose of playa lakes of the Panhandle, students will tour a nearby playa and meet some of the amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates that call our playas home.
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