GHC partners to open new outdoor classroom at Anna K Davie Elementary School
Georgia Highlands College, in partnership with Anna K. Davie Elementary School and the South Redevelopment Corporation, opened the new outdoor classroom at the Anna K. Davie Elementary School in December.
The effort began as a joint service-learning project between Georgia Highlands College, the South Rome Redevelopment Corporation and Anna K. Davie Elementary School. The vision was to create an outdoor classroom in conjunction with the South Rome Redevelopment Corporation Community Garden in hopes that students and parents alike would use the space for teaching and learning opportunities, including community gardening, food security, social entrepreneurship and other related STEM education opportunities.
Grant funds from the Opal Apple Company supported the effort through a small grant that allowed for the purchase of an instructional greenhouse and raised beds.
CAPTION: (From left) GHC Professor of Biology Mark Knauss; Anna K. Davie Elementary School Principal Parke Wilkinson; and GHC Dean of Natural Sciences and Physical Education Greg Ford cut the ribbon for the new outdoor classroom at the Anna K. Davie Elementary School surrounded by students from Mr. Milliards’ class.