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MINNEAPOLIS — Jen Heyer pulled out a mini tripod for her phone before she started to film herself standing next to four ponies.

“Hey kindergartners!” she started. “It’s Wilderness Wednesday today. We’re going to spend some time talking about animal classifications.”

Heyer, a Metro area kindergarten teacher who has won the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators from the Environmental Protection Agency, is used to taking classes out to unusual places. On Wednesdays, she’s known to take her class outside to take lessons on what nature has to offer.

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