The high school courtyard is a space for all subjects, a learning space.
Already students are growing vegetables and plants in raised beds, monitoring the growth and studying pH levels.
Soon there will be more. A butterfly garden and butterflies. Song and dance. Drama and poetry.
The school's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math coordinator, Brandy Wilbur, has woven the garden into the STEM program.
There will be lessons in chemistry, biology and math through soil analysis, water quality, growth rates.
Buck Harris' health students took to a courtyard nook Wednesday for class.
And on May 9, the school will host a dinner and ice cream event to benefit the learning space.
People interested in attending the Outdoor Classroom Commencement should email Joseph Bennett with the amount of people in their party. Contact him at Bennett@swampscott.k12.ma.us
Swampscott High School
Outdoor Garden & Classroom Commencement
Dinner and Ice Cream Dinner
When: May 9th, 2013
Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: Swampscott High School
Please join us as we introduce the Swampscott Community to the Outdoor Class & Garden at Swampscott High School.
A variety of options for dinner will be prepared by Lynn Meatland, at $10.00 per person.
Treadwells will be providing sundaes for dessert, at $5.00 per person.
Organizers would like to especially thank Bill Laganas from Lynn Meatland and Treadwells Ice Cream in Peabody for making this night possible. Bill, the owner of Lynn Meatland is a long-time supporter of Swampscott Public Schools, and was more than willing to help out this great intiative.