Representatives from the Schnucks, Dole Packaged Foods and the Captain Planet Foundation visited the Biome School school on Thursday, April 11 to announce the donation of a Learning Garden.
The Project Learning Garden program provides a context for multidisciplinary learning, ranging from nutrition and science to social studies, math and language arts.
Students benefit by expanding their palates, taste-testing healthy foods, and learning about food origins. They engage in authentic science field investigations and manipulate the environment to understand math in real-life applications.
The Captain Planet Foundation is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,000 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 23 countries internationally.