Dr. James J. Moore Memorial Grant: Gardens Revitalized & Renewed

  • School Year: 2015-2016
  • Applicants: Laureen Rausch, Lead Teacher
  • School: Aiken
  • Subjects: Science, Social Studies

This grant will help fund the revitalization of the well utilized gardens at Aiken Elementary School that were decimated last spring by a horde of voles. Each garden will continue to represent a grade level theme and support a grade level science or social studies curriculum unit. Each grade level will be involved in replanting of the garden beds. Once revitalized and renewed, the garden will continue to serve as an integral piece of the learning experience at Aiken Elementary School and the students will be able to extend the curriculum outdoors into the natural environment in a rich and unique way. In addition, two extracurricular family events will be held in the gardens each year.

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