Our community partnership with Maryland Elementary School has been growing for many years. Among the activities that have prospered is the school garden. We have provided supplies and volunteers so that hundreds of students could participate in instruction and hands on experiences to learn about the interdependence of plant and animal life and our role in this as humans.
The school is planning to expand the whole outdoor education model and involve the entire faculty and all students, encouraging and mentoring them to spend more of their learning time outside in all areas of the curriculum. We are supporting this ambitious project by helping purchase additional tables and benches for use in the outdoor classroom areas. Research shows and many stories are told about how being in nature impacts the well-being of all humans, and particularly children. You have probably experienced this yourself.
About Maryland School
Maryland School services pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. Located in the heart of central Phoenix, Maryland was constructed in 1954 during the post-WW II housing boom. While renovations and remodels have ensured students benefit from the technological innovations of the 21st century, the school maintains its historic charm.
Classrooms are large to accommodate varied groupings and activities, and nearly every classroom enjoys the benefits of large windows and natural sunlight, which research has shown increases achievement. All classrooms use SMART Board technology and students have access to 1:1 technology use for their learning. To learn more, visit Maryland School.org.
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