Supt. Lynn Heflin said the school’s “grant application was based on the goal of enhancing opportunities for our students to further develop and gain knowledge of our natural environment and surroundings. We look forward to sharing the outdoor area with the Ore City Community.”
“Our project is very important for the continued growth and quality improvement at our school,” Heflin said.
“The activities and projects for our students are numerous. We will offer our students the opportunity to study and observe trees, bushes and flower cycles, birds, worms and butterflies, grow vegetables and herbs, study wind and erosion, day-to-day weather observance, and help in understanding organic waste,” he said.
He said the site will offer a pathway to be enjoyed for exercise or relaxation.
“We hope to have this wonderful learning facility in place by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year,” the superintendent said.
“Our schoo and community will greatly benefit from this grant,” said Elementary Principal Louann Orms.
All K-12 public schools in the United States are eligible for the Toolbox for Education program. More information is available at www.Toolboxfor Education.com.