Pictured with a certificate from Toyota Evergreen are, from left, Daniel Grieg, Myles Linton, James Switzer and Molly Linklater.
To enrich students’ learning experience through nature, Little Falls Public School recently received $700 in funding from Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds, a national program that helps create inviting, dynamic school grounds with diverse natural features. The funding will support LFPS’s greening project to create a sensory garden.
A certificate received by Grade Two teacher and Forest School founder Kendra Martin’s Nature Rangers on behalf of the school congratulated them “for digging in and making your grounds a healthy, natural, creative place to play and learn.” Trips for Forest School students to the Saunders farm have now resumed, Martin confirmed.
“A learning experience through nature can instill a lifelong sense of stewardship and environmental activism in students,” said Evergreen’s executive director Geoff Cape. “Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds helps Canadian schools transform lifeless, asphalt yards into green school grounds to give students the opportunity to play and learn in a natural environment.”
Since its inception in 1992, the Learning Grounds program has provided $3.2 million in funding to schools in Canada, helped green more than 2,700 school grounds and affected the lives of more than 1.5 million students and teachers.