project leader
Thomas H
location
3225 Walnut Grove Road
(Binghampton)
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the project

Outdoor classrooms bring learning to life. An outdoor classroom is a space that brings learning outside. It becomes a gathering place for teachers and students and provides an opportunity to integrate nature into your school grounds. By giving students the opportunity to get outside and experience nature, they can bring learning to life. We want to "beautify" our campus by creating this outdoor classroom.

 

On Monday, March 5th, from 3:00-4:00pm we will have a symposium that will allow visitors to come visit our school and get more information about our project.

the steps

We are in need of the following items to make our Outdoor Classroom to happen:

  • Seating Pods
  • 2 Sun Shades
  • Seating Area (benches)
  • Amphitheater Stage
  • Plants for small flowerbed
  • 2 Trees

Since T-STEM Academy is the former East Vocational Center, we have an outdoor playground that was used by the the child development program at the school.  Our hope is to donate this playground to a school within the Binghampton Community.  Once we have removed this outdoor playground, we will have a space available next to the school to start creating and building our Outdoor Classroom.

We woud love to start this project before Winter Break (December 11, 2017) and be finished with the project by March 9, 2018.

why we're doing it

We are motivated to create our outdoor classroom to instill the benefits of "beautifying" our community by creating an outdoor classroom. We hope that the community will come to understand the benefits of an outdoor classroom by a few important points:

  • Decreased body mass index
  • Increases attention span, problem-solving, and concentration
  • Reduces stress and depression
  • Better regulation of emotion and behavior

Our school is a new concept within Shelby County Schools.  T-STEM Academy's focus is on Transportation, Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics.  We are a part of East High School, and we are hoping to "revive" East to be a vital school in the community, city, and country, 

budget

Seating Pods-12 @ $100=$1200

2 Sun Shades-$200

Seating Area (benches)-8@$100=$800

Amphitheater Stage-$500.00

Plants for small flowerbed-$200.00

2 Trees-2@$100.00




ioby Platform Fee  $35  
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $90  
Total to raise on ioby = $3,125  
     

 

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