Maintaining our School Gardens

November 08, 2017

Our Ethel and Huston Gardens impact all of our students in TK through 5th grades - enriching their educational experience the entire school year! This project will help us maintain our gardens by improving our chickens' habitat, installing arbors, adding seating for garden lessons, installing irrigation, and raising the planter beds to 3' high.

This project supports our Science Program. We view science education is a doorway to developing curiosity, global awareness and
critical thinking. We meet our students needs by:
1. Early adopter of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
2. Students’ science knowledge needs to be assessed prior to the 5th grade standardized assessments in order to ensure students are on track to have the science skills they will need in middle school.
3. The engineering components in the Next Generation Science Standards develop key critical thinking and problem solving skills that will serve students in all aspects of life, no matter which career they choose.

Intended impact of project

Improved occupant health & performance
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy