IRON RIVER—Stambaugh Elementary School will be launching the Outdoor Classroom project from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday, May 10, on the school playground.
The community is invited to participate in outdoor activities while learning more about the upcoming construction of an area for outdoor education and discovery.
The May 10 celebration of the coming Outdoor Classroom will include a Mother’s Day plant sale; an art area; “found sound,” using up-cycled objects to create music; a Bike Corral, inviting children to bring their bikes for a spring tune-up; opportunities to build a bird nest box; and the planting of bean tee-pees.
Refreshments will be available, with proceeds going to the Outdoor Classroom project. More information on the project will be available.
Activities will be moved indoors in the event of rainy weather.
Members of the community are invited to become involved in the Outdoor Classroom project. The school’s Green Team – the committee responsible for school paper recycling and organizing in 2012 the planting of 20 new trees on the school grounds – has begun writing grant applications to fund costs of construction.
However, in-kind donation of materials and labor can greatly reduce the need for outside funding, while increasing local pride and ownership.
For more information, call 265-6141, ext. 3206.
School grounds are important to children and young people. They can be exciting, stimulating places for children to learn, play and develop friendships.
The West Iron County School Board approved a plan in April of 2013 to create an area within the existing playground to be used by teachers and students for environmental education and cross-curricular learning opportunities.