Outdoor classroom design drawing & photos

About The RSS Spring Greening Project 2015

Will you help us build an OUTDOOR CLASSROOM and MINI FOREST at Jubilee Field?

 

The RSS Parent Advisory Council needs your support for our spring greening project. In the next few weeks we're breaking ground for the outdoor classroom and mini-forest on the east side of Jubilee Field. The outdoor classroom itself will be built using flat-topped rocks set into the slope. The design also includes planting trees, shrubs and groundcover that are common to BC's Southern Interior. 

 

We want to provide RSS students with better access to nature right next to the school. 

 

Besides creating a stimulating place for students to play and learn, this project will add shade and cooling during hot summer months, improve water catchment and absorption on site, filter air, create habitat for small wildlife and add seating for everyone uses Jubilee Park. 

 

To build we need to raise at least $10,000.  We've secured a portion of this through donations from local businesses and grants but we still need community support. The RSS PAC is contributing $3000,  ATCO Wood Products has donated $500 cash and two truck loads of wood mulch, The NDCU is contributing $1000 and we received $3,375 from CBT's Community Initiatives Program.

 

We're asking the community to help us raise the remaining amount to reach our $10,000 goal.   A contribution of $20 will go to purchase a shrub and $50-100 will purchase a small tree.

 

We're also making a shout-out for volunteers to lend their handywork and plant trees at our community build day planned for Sunday June 14, 2015. The build starts at 9am and will go until 3pm. Drop in anytime, refreshments will be provided.

 

To get in touch please contact caley.mairin@gmail.com or any other member of the PAC executive.

 

Thanks for your support,  The RSS PAC Greening Committee