Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Receives Teaching Garden Grant

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Students at the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) are participating in a cross-curricular gardening activity which combines all areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).  The project will be led by sixth grade science teacher, Phoebe Mount and Chattanooga architect Andrew Smith.

Throughout the week, students have been preparing for planting the raised bed gardens by researching different herbs, vegetables and fruits while becoming familiar with the photosynthesis and growth processes.  

“Not only are our students learning the many reasons why gardening is so important but they’ll also be working together with GPS and McCallie students to help build the gardens.  We’re very excited about the collaboration,” said Ms. Mount.

The garden will be maintained by CGLA and will be a continued display of how STEAM is incorporated into the everyday curricula of the students.  At the end of the week-long project, students and parents will participate in a reception to celebrate their accomplishments.


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