Within the muffled sounds of military training, about 900 third- through fifth-graders gathered in the shade of clusters of oak trees Friday to learn about caring for the environment.

A varied group representing six Killeen Independent School District schools, as well as one from Copperas Cove, two from Temple and a Christian school in Killeen, learned about watersheds, endangered species, fossils, rocks, fish, figuring directional points and recycling.

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