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Mangrove Forest Restoration - Grade 7 Community Service Trip

On Friday November 14th, more than fifty students in grade 7 took a trip to Bang Pu to take part in the royal mangrove forest restoration project.  The king of Thailand has set aside a stretch of coastline that had once been deforested and used for shrimp farming ponds so that it can be turned back into a natural mangrove plantation.  Students learned about the important part mangroves play in the environment by taking part in this project.  Each student also got the chance to wade into the briny water to plant three mangrove trees of their own.  This work will help Thailand to maintain its natural beauty for many years to come.  The trip was organized by TCIS teacher Ms. Julie Chankow and the Plant a Tree Today (PATT) foundation.