Garfield Middle School has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Ohio STEM Learning Network STEM Classroom Grant Program to help in the school’s effort to become a more environmentally conscious community. The grant will be used to establish the GO Green Garfield program (G3 for short), which will be led by STEM teacher Jaime Chanter, who wrote the grant proposal.
Chanter’s focus for G3 will be on helping the planet while also helping others. The grant will go toward purchasing materials to create gardens both inside and outside to grow microgreens as well as to buy supplies to create t-shirts, buttons, infographics, videos and posters to help raise awareness of the benefits and need for recycling and other green practices.
This is the first year for the Ohio STEM Learning Network STEM Classroom Grant Program and is sponsored by Battelle, which funds STEM learning projects in classrooms and schools across Ohio.