June 2nd looks like its going to be a great big fun day in Williamsburg. P.S. 84 has announced they’ll be hosting a fun family event:
Your family is invited to the 2nd PS 84 ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY!
pig roast, live music, art and crafts, raffle, face painting, science show
Participate in planning for the community and school. Enjoy music, tons of kid’s activities and great food. Come see the PS 84 unveiling of our GREENHOUSE CLASSROOM plans for a state-of-the-art hydroponic laboratory classroom.
Date: Saturday JUNE 2
Location: 250 Berry, PS 84 lowerschool play area: enter at the fences between the school and the public playground on Grand St. or South 1st St., between Berry and Wythe.
Bring the whole family to this unveiling and community party!
P.S.84 is pleased to announce a revolutionary new project that will have significant long-term benefits for our students and the community. Come join us for the unveiling of the plans for our 1,500 square foot Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom on June 2nd, at our Annual Garden Party, from 11-4pm.
Not only will you be able to enjoy the music, food, crafts, and the pig roast, but you will have an opportunity to preview plans for this thrilling addition to our school - a prototype sustainable urban farm and environmental education center.
You will get a chance to see how students will learn major science concepts through hands-on activities, critical thinking, and by interaction with greenhouse technology.
Our Greenhouse Science Laboratory will be a classroom built around a 21st-century sustainable urban farm. In the greenhouse, children will grow food, while learning about nutrition, water resource management, efficient land use, biodiversity, conservation, pollution, waste management, and sustainable development. To facilitate this project-based learning environment, the PS 84 Greenhouse Classroom will also include hydroponic growing systems, a rainwater catchment system, aquaponics, a weather station and a vermi composting station, among other specialized greenhouse equipment. In addition to enhancing a school science curriculum, the greenhouse laboratory greatly enriches arts and social studies by connecting nature to culture. Students learn the relationship between humans and the environment.
Posted by: Jessica Glorieux
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