The outdoor classroom is located adjacent to the playground on the PES campus, and features a variety of raised gardens in an enclosed area.
Last fall, Veleda Langley's sixth grade science students planted radishes as part of their experiments. The students then had the opportunity to sample their efforts at a special brunch held Dec.18, prior to the Christmas vacation.
Working in the outdoor classroom has afforded the students a chance to learn about planting, watering and harvesting items that are commonly found in a garden. Teachers have also used the setting to help promote reading, math and vocabulary skills.
The outdoor garden also offers PES students the chance to build life science and earth science experience with real-life situations and hands-on experiences.