Andrew's grant funded an expansion of the Lower School Garden Classroom. It provided all Lower School students increased opportunities to garden and study environmental science and ecology. Solar covers and raised bed greenhouses extend the growing season of vegetables and flowers and teach the students about the power of the sun and the importance of renewable energy. Indoor grow stations allow students to garden in their classrooms and make scientific observations year round.
Repurposing various approved outdoor locations on campus gives all grade levels their own designated outdoor gardening space that they can access at any time. New gardening tools provide the instruments necessary for students to engage in gardening activities and science projects. A child-friendly, aesthetically pleasing tool shed keeps these tools organized and protected from the elements. Materials to create signs to label the various plants in the garden teach students how to identify the various plants they grow. In short, this grant provides all Lower School students with essential learning experiences unique to gardening, life science, and ecology. This grant benefits the entire Lower School, PK - Grade 5, and enrich the curricula across all Lower School Grade levels.
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