Seventh grade science students participated in a special project recently—building a shed to be used by the school’s outdoor education program. The structure, located in the wooded area beyond the Middle School fields, will store tools and materials incorporated into the outdoor education classes and activities for all divisions, ensuring those items are easily accessible where they are needed (outside), while making room for much-needed classroom space. The project was spearheaded by 7th Grade Science Teacher Kip Jacobs ’74, who is a co-chair of the Outdoor Education committee.
The students put both their math and science skills to practice on a real-world project, while also learning how to use tools like impact drivers, levels, tape measures, and more. They also practiced teamwork and communication skills, and they will now feel gratified knowing that they contributed to the growth of the school’s outdoor education program.
This project was funded by the Storer Foundation which, together with several family foundations, is supporting the growth of the school’s outdoor education initiatives.