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Area teens build terrariums

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Central Wisconsin teens took on a science project Tuesday night and built a terrarium.

The event was part of the Marathon County Public Library's summer program that focuses on science. The teens were able to pick a plant and put it into the new terrarium. They were able to learn about how the plant grows, how the plant can benefit the environment and how plants use water. Organizers say its also a great way to teach teens responsibility.

"Building a terrarium lets kids have the opportunity to kind of see how a plant grows, observe how it grows," said young adult librarian Julie Kinney. "Succulents grow pretty slowly. But it gives you also the chance to take care of a little succulent friend, they're very sweet and adorable."

The terrariums were built using all recycled materials. Organizers say if repotted once a year, those plants can live 3 to 5 years.
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