Just before school let out for summer break, Echo Hill students got to get their hands dirty as they helped with planting for a new outdoor learning area at their school. The garden will be used as an outdoor classroom where students and teachers can meet and learn in a beautiful environment.
Filled with a variety of plants, this outdoor center will provide a natural setting for hands-on study of multiple curriculums including science, math and measurement, biology and study of nature, horticulture, environmental conservation and inspiration for the arts.
The students are also excited to see the garden area grow and change. It’s anticipated that the area will provide a habitat for a variety of plants and animals – attracting and providing shelter for many species of animals including butterflies and birds.
Thanks to the Linn-Mar School Foundation, Culver's Landscaping, a Rockwell Green Community Grant, and the Echo Hill PTO for contributions towards this motivational space for our Echo Hill students!
To see more photos of the Echo Hill students planting and the finished product, visit our District Facebook page!