LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Summer school students in La Crosse are learning about the history of the Myrick Hixon Ecopark.

The students have been taking tours of the Hixon trails and visiting with local historians. They are also studying how the park is currently used and what it may look like in the future.

The students will be using what they learn to create educational displays and a video for the center's future use.

"I think the vast majority of people in the La Crosse area are unfamiliar with the wonderful resource we have here in La Crosse. And I would encourage people to get down here if they haven't been down here. It's a wonderful building. I know a lot of my friends aren't familiar with it and they're lifetime La Crosse residents. And it's an untapped resource I think," said Instructor Scott Bagniefski.

More than 30 students are enrolled in the two-week class called "Kids Make a Difference."