Middletown students add 200 trees to habitat for schoolyard project - The Frederick News-Post Online: Two hundred trees will one day tower over students at Middletown High School, thanks to the efforts of Sharon Steger's biology students.
Steger's students have been learning about the real world, the world of trees and land and air and water. In October, they planted 70 trees as part of the Schoolyard Habitat project. Last year, students planted 130 trees.
It's part of Frederick County Public Schools' plan to increase its tree canopy to 20 percent of school land by 2038. Middletown High School adjoins a farm. The Schoolyard Habitat program at the school goes beyond tree canopy, however.