HMES Outdoor Education Program Featured in Article About STEM and School Gardens

“I have never seen kids get so excited,” recalls Buchanan, who folded into the lesson the fact that ladybugs eat sap-sucking aphids that eat and kill the lettuce. “It was a real-life example of what they were learning in class. It’s going to stick with them.”
— Flanigan, R.L. 'Living Laboratories.' American Schoolboard Journal, February 2019

The Hollin Meadows Elementary School Outdoor Education Program was prominently featured in this comprehensive article about the benefits of teaching STEM outside the traditional classroom and the engaging ways that educators are using school gardens throughout the country. Download Full Article

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