Outdoor Classroom

As part of a Leadership program that I was in, we made a trip to a local elementary (primary) school that turned what was a mud puddle into an outdoor classroom with a 1-acre pond, barns, goats, chickens, geese, benches, tables, gazebos, frog pond, and even a canoe. The students often have classes out here where the 12-year-olds are teaching the 9-year-olds about the habitat. The children do the majority of the chores from feeding animals, litter collection, etc. This project was made possible by a grant from a large national insurance company and tons of volunteer labor. It has been recognized by Intel Corp. for excellence in education.

I snapped a quick photo while there of their little shed, as it was a nice little structure. The story is better than the painting, but here it is.

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