Sustainable Greenspace for Environmental Study

Short Pump Middle

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This project will expand and transform the existing Puma Greenspace into a beautiful and sustainable outdoor learning space for the entire school to use for cross-curricular environmental lessons. The goal is to involve as many teachers and students as possible in the creation of this space to truly make it a source of pride for the school community.

Part of the transformation includes metal troughs which become raised beds to be maintained by our Student Garden Club. Our Crafts classes studied native Virginia plants and used recycled materials to create mosaic stepping stones to decorate the garden.

Funding Amount: $11,000

Number impacted: 1,015

Grant recipients: Laura van Bylandt-Innovative Learning Coach, Tara Hunter-Teacher & Brock Snyder

“Through the grant writing process, we worked collaboratively with teachers across multiple disciplines from Family Consumer Sciences, to Science, Health and PE, Art, and Music!”  Laura van Bylandt, Innovative Learning Coach