CGLA Receives Teaching Garden Grant

Chattanooga, TN – January 29, 2013 – Students at the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) are participating in a cross-curricular gardening activity which combines all areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).  The project will be led by 6th grade science teacher, Phoebe Mount and Chattanooga architect Andrew Smith.     Throughout the week, students have been preparing for planting raised bed gardens by researching different herbs, vegetables and fruits while becoming familiar with the photosynthesis and growth processes.  “Not only are our students learning the many reasons why gardening is so important but they’ll also be working together with GPS and McCallie students to help build the gardens.  We’re very excited about the collaboration”, Phoebe Mount, CGLA science teacher.       The garden will be maintained by CGLA and will be a continued display of how STEAM is incorporated into the everyday curricula of the students.  At the end of the week-long project, students and parents will participate in a reception to celebrate their accomplishments.

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  About CGLA:  Founded in 2009, The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy provides girls and young women with a rigorous college preparatory education focused on math, science, and technology in a supportive environment that nurtures self confidence, inspires leadership, encourages critical thinking, and promotes academic excellence.  For more information please visit www.cglaonline.com.
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