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Third-graders at Eastlawn Elementary in Pascagoula are able to see plant science in action thanks to the new Teaching Garden they planted at their school in March.
During the “build day,” the students carefully planted vegetable and herb seeds and seedlings, then gave each a healthy watering. As they watch their crops grow in this outdoor classroom, they’ll learn about the parts of the plant, the impact of weather, and other scientific concepts that tie to their indoor classroom curriculum.
The garden is sponsored by Chevron and funded by an American Heart Association grant. Jason Colletti, Cracking I Refinery Business Manager, championed the project.
Special thanks to volunteers Beth Chapuis (Planning), Morris Bryant (B&S), Marissa Badenhorst (M&R), Anne Marie Hensley (CIS), Kayleigh O’Brien (PGPA), Wilson Gutierrez (HES), Tammy Richards (Admin.), Sena Jones (Admin.) and Nicholas Colletti (Technical) and Amy Brandenstein (PGPA).