(WDEF) 50 Howard School students grow their environmental connections Thursday at the John C. Wilson park on Cummings Highway.
"Environmental Connections" focuses on environmental education with outdoor classroom projects.
Its been a yearlong project to clean out a ravine and restore it to its natural beauty.
The Howard students teamed up with volunteers from the Lookout Mountain Conservancy to clean up the park.
Robyn Carlton serves as CEO of the Lookout Mountain Conservancy. She said, "What I hope they take away from it is really and truly about themselves. Looking at their own strengths, looking at they are doing things that they thought they never would before, and really kind of looking at challenges in a very different way."
Howard students already helped clean up an area now known as "Howard Hill" off Old Wauhatchie Pike.
Tennessee American Water provided the funding for the project.