Big idea comes to life at Hughes High School
Big ideas and big support can create big change for schools. Starting with the initial vision of a single teacher and bolstered by a donation from the YMCA, Hughes High School and the McMillan Community Garden have developed a successful outdoor learning center. The garden provides hands-on learning opportunities ranging from STEM offerings to sustainability and nutrition. Science classes, intercessions, Career Tech Pathways, after-school clubs and summer programs have all taken advantage of the space, which has grown continuously since its inception. It is currently outfitted with 21 community plots, 5 contour beds, over a dozen fruit trees, a compost…
Green Schoolyard Success Contest Winners
20 Apr, 2018. 0 Comments. Community, Early Education, K-12 Education, News, Uncategorized. Posted By: lncigc
Last month, the Leave No Child Inside Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati held a contest to collect success stories about how local schools are using their outdoor environments as a teaching tool. Entries ranged from school gardens to field studies to playscapes, but all were amazing examples of the effective use of outdoor spaces. Using criteria such as student involvement, enthusiasm and variety of learning opportunities, we have selected two winners: the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies (AMIS), a Cincinnati Public Schools magnet school located near Roselawn, and Cincinnati Country Day School in Indian Hill. AMIS has embraced the garden beds…
Evanston gets new “nature in the neighborhood”!
Every child deserves to play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives, and now the children of Evanston will be able to do just that at the new naturescape at the Evanston Recreation Center (ERC). Conceived nearly three years ago when Leave No Child Inside partnered with the Evanston Community Council to request that the City of Cincinnati purchase a vacant lot adjacent to the ERC for a new natural play area, the idea was embraced by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission as an ideal way to honor the memory of Wayne Lurix, a…