GEMS Grows Terrariums!

Target 4Engaged Community Partners. FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.

Action Step – Engage community partners in a focused collaborative inquiry process

Indicator of Success – Students are engaged with local resources and create community learning “labs” based on projects.

GEMS custodian, Eric Austin has been working with Mrs. Alspach’s 2nd grade class to create a classroom terrarium. The students are studying life cycles and habitats.

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Mr. Austin is an expert when it comes to living organisms and how they survive. He has worked with the ECHO center in Burlington and created over 30 different terrariums.

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We are fortunate to have such a talented young man working in our building as a member of the maintenance crew.

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GEMS appreciates Mr. Austin’s willingness to share his expertise and collaborate with with our students and teachers.

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The second graders love their new terrarium!

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