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Skyridge Awarded CEF Mini-Grant Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our Camas Educational Foundation for providing Skyridge with a $1,500 mini-grant! Congratulations to Ms. Gayle Cooper and our students as they move forward in creating a Native Garden for us to enjoy. This project will be completed in connection with our 7th grade Washington State history curriculum. Students will research native plants which Lewis and Clark identified in their journals and then plan, design and create a garden of native plants for our school. This project will be planned and implemented through various stages in conjuction with Clark County and Washington State agencies. The process will include having math students establish the design and measurements by applying their geometry skills, having our student body vote on the best design, and science classes grow the plants and work on irrigation, the soil and fertilizer balance, as well as sun and shade plant needs. Studying the types of native plants to Washington and following the journey of Lewis and Clark will enrich the 7th grade studies of Washington State history and provide an on-going opportunity for all to enjoy.