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US: 4 area schools awarded greenhouses
The Toledo school is Central Catholic High School, while those north of the Michigan line are the high schools in the Ida and Airport districts and Sodt Elementary in the Jefferson district.
The kits cost about $2,000 and are assembled with volunteer labor. Once up, a greenhouse has floor space of 10 feet by 12 feet. Its frame is made of aluminum, and instead of glass, it is covered with polycarbonate, according to Karen Walker, who chairs the green schools committee of the Green Building Council chapter.
Before the greenhouses were awarded, teachers at the recipient schools had to explain how they would integrate the greenhouse activities with their classroom instruction.
Ida science teacher Scott LaRoy said he planned to use it for long-term projects, such as a study of algae as a model for cell reproduction and biofuels. “Instead of watching our plants die in October, we can extend our projects and the time period,” he said.
At Central Catholic, the greenhouse will be used to improve lessons on photosynthesis, teacher Kristi McKinley said.
“We also hope to use it in STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] research,” she explained. “It’s preliminary, but we hope to have an actual lab. A student will be putting out plants to do research on monarch butterflies, and she’ll have the caterpillars there. We also hope to build a network with community organizations to improve their food pantries.”
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