The District's farm to school and STEM efforts received a major boost thanks to a $19,961 competitive grant, awarded by the Merck Office of Corporate Responsibility and Merck Foundation which views "philanthropy as an important component of the company's commitment to corporate responsibility and their efforts to strengthen communities where their employees live and work."The Merck award will allow for the creation of an elementary garden and the purchase of learning stations which will provide students with year-round learning experiences that require them to plan, investigate, collaborative, and communicate. The grant will fund the purchase of two greenhouses, an aquaponics system with a 200 gallon fish rearing tank and aquaponic bed, raised bed materials for the elementary garden (lumber, soil, fertilizer, compost, seed/plants) and a 6 ft. chain link fence to enclose and protect the new 30' x 30' elementary garden from deer and other animals. In addition to providing more students new learning experiences, the grant award will allow garden-based learning to continue year-round, even during the winter months!
 
 

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