Jupiter Middle School’s science teacher, Cheryl Huey, is to be commended for her efforts in providing for her students an opportunity to experience nature first hand in the outdoors. Ecologist and conservationist must be thrilled with Mrs. Huey’s bold “outdoor classroom” project in developing 2.25-acres of natural area and certified wetland located on the school campus.
The 2.25-acre natural area and certified wetland is located on the school campus. The property is being developed by science teacher Cheryl Huey to provide authentic, multisensory, hands-on learning for students at Jupiter Middle School. “The lessons will focus on providing multifaceted understanding in the areas of ecology, conservation, weather, cycles in nature, as well as respect for nature,” said Ms. Huey. “These opportunities will help students develop real-life science inquiry and problem solving skills leading toward self-sufficiency and community involvement.”
The Jupiter Middle School Outdoor Classroom has established community partnerships with the South Florida Water Management District, the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, and the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (See attached list about the “Outdoor Classroom” project partners).
A special volunteer cleanup day focusing on removing debris, clearing walking paths, and providing access areas is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office) Sept. 2013