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St. James/Seton students produce video for preserve

Fifth-grade students at St. James/Seton School in Omaha are partnering with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Heron Haven, a nature preserve near 120th Street and West Maple Road in Omaha, to produce a video for guests visiting the site.

Heron Haven is a spring-fed wetland sanctuary near the busy, west-Omaha intersection and features one of the last oxbow wetlands of the Big Papillion Creek.

It also includes an education center and dawn-to-dusk trail access for visitors hiking or conducting nature studies or environmental research. 

“Students at (the school) live very close to Heron Haven, but few knew it existed,” said science teacher Shelley Brown.

The students took pictures and video at the nature preserve and are studying watersheds with UNO geology professor Harmon Maher and his students. They will then use that material to produce a welcome video for Heron Haven.