Overbrook Educational Center

Recyclebank Green Schools Program: OEC Needs your help

Posted on January 30, 2017

Overbrook Educational Center in the Green Schools Program!

Overbrook Educational Center’s project was selected to participate in the Recyclebank Green Schools Program. Given the large population of visually impaired students (approximately 30%), and the goal of providing equitable access to outdoor greenspace, we wish to build a vertical sensory garden that engages students with nature through the senses.

· Taste (herbs such as mint and fresh basil);

· Touch (soft leaves such as lambs ear or running fingers through tall ornamental grasses);

· Sound (wind chimes or the sound of wind rustling through the leaves and grasses);

· Smell (fragrant herbs and flowers); and

· Sight (bright colors and architectural design for the sighted or students with low vision).

This outdoor learning environment and natural play area will connect curriculum to nature through the practical application of learned concepts, across disciplines for all grade levels and subjects. It will be a stage for discovery, learning and imaginative play and will provide access to a safe space for all students to enjoy.

We can earn money from Recyclebank to help fund this project, but we’ll need your help too!

If you’re a Recyclebank member, visit http://bit.ly/OEC-RecyclebankGS and donate points to our project. We’ll get $1 for every 250 points we receive If you’re not a member, sign up today at http://www.Recyclebank.com and start earning points online. Once you’ve earned enough, you’ll be able to donate points to our project, too.

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