In the spring of 2012, Chris Catlin-5th grade teacher at Bradie Shrum Upper Elementary, in cooperation with the Mill Creek-Blue River Watershed Project, submitted the Lowe's Education Grant to improve their school by placing an outdoor classroom in the Upper Elementary courtyard.
The grant was awarded for $3,500 on June 1st to complete the outdoor classroom project by building native plant landscapes, butterfly, bee and bird garden, vegetable and pumpkin garden, and building rain barrels, a weather station, bird houses and baths. The grant will also puchase supplies needed to complete these tasks!
Thank you to the Salem School Coporation for your support and encouragement from Administration and Staff! We are excited to see how this grant will make a difference in the education of our students at Bradie Shrum Lower and Upper Elementary schools!
Stay tuned for pictures of this project!
SPRING 2012 - Before the project started...
FALL 2012 - Filling landscaping beds with new topsoil
Rain Barrel Lesson - Dec. 2012