Claire Alexander, a sophomore at Hough High School, is completing her Girl Scout Gold Award this year with an ambitious and timely project. Collaborating with DLC, she is designing, fundraising, and constructing an outdoor-classroom circle at the Davidson K8 Nature Preserve, located behind the school along Schenck’s Creek.
Claire said, “The circle of seats and large demonstration table will provide kids a safe area to learn outdoors. This is such a great opportunity for me to help others enjoy the environment that I appreciate and care about so much!”
Addressing the “nature deficit” affecting our children with too much time indoors and on screens, as well as providing a safe learning space during a global pandemic, this classroom promises to be a healthy option for teaching and learning at DK8.
If you would like to donate to this project, please email [email protected].