Target 4 – Engaged 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.
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.
We are fortunate to have such a talented young man working in our building as a member of the maintenance crew.
GEMS appreciates Mr. Austin’s willingness to share his expertise and collaborate with with our students and teachers.
The second graders love their new terrarium!