Norton Park Elementary Opens New Outdoor Classroom

np_greenclass1.jpg
Norton Park Elementary School celebrated the opening of its new outdoor classroom Sept. 15, a two-year project that now provides students a space to take their learning outside. The outdoor classroom, surrounded by a garden, and nature pathways, was funded with a $500 Georgia Wildlife Grant and two years of fundraising, donations and more than 450 volunteer hours.

np_greenclass2.jpg
At the “Back to School Picnic” on Sept. 15, principal Doug Daugherty recognized the volunteers that built the covered outdoor classroom. A special recognition and tribute was given to architect Jack Levine and Angie Bolton with the IBM team for their efforts. Levine developed the building plans. A volunteer team from IBM gave their time and effort on Saturdays during the summer to build the structure. IBM also donated $1000 to the Norton Park Literacy program. As a National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat, Norton Park students will have opportunities to survey, investigate, and enjoy the outdoors, sharing the space with Canadian Geese, rabbits, squirrels, butterflies, nesting bluebirds, and other wildlife.

11 Comments on "Norton Park Elementary Opens New Outdoor Classroom"

  1. Appreciating the persistence you put into your site and in depth information you offer.
    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while
    that isn’t the same out of date rehashed
    information. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding
    your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  2. Awesome! Its genuinely amazing article, I have got much clear idea about from this post.

  3. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how
    can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  4. It’s truly a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this useful info with us.

    Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow, marvelous weblog structure! How long have you ever been blogging for?
    you make running a blog glance easy. The entire glance of your web site is excellent, let alone the content material!

  6. Excellent blog here! Additionally your website rather a lot up fast!
    What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your affiliate link to
    your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  7. We stumbled over here coming from a different web address and thought I may as well check things
    out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to checking out your web
    page repeatedly.

  8. I am sure this article has touched all the internet visitors, its really really nice paragraph
    on building up new blog.

  9. Very good site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any message
    boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get
    advice from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.

    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
    Thanks a lot!

  10. If you are going for finest contents like me, only pay
    a visit this website all the time for the reason that it presents feature contents, thanks

  11. Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.

    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together.

    I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading
    and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.