FAIR School Crystal Designs Outdoor Learning Space
FAIR School Crystal students got to design an outdoor learning space, thanks to help from a grant from the Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.
Students studied engineering, design and budgeting in the process.
“We wanted them to have those big ideas and then to pare it down, figure out what we can start with, and what we can do right now,” explained teacher Kristin Hoffman.
Teachers encouraged students to dream big. And they did. One student advocated for a roller coaster for the outdoor space, while another insisted whatever they created had to be good for the environment.
Students used a software program called Tinkercad to design the plans.
The school is already putting the $2,000 grant to use, but the actual work on the outdoor learning space isn’t expected to begin until the fall.
Teachers hope that the outdoor learning space at the FAIR School Crystal will serve as a catalyst for more outdoor learning opportunities.