Hill Country Education Foundation helps our garden grow!!

25 Jan

THANK YOU HILL COUNTRY EDUCATION FOUNDATION!

Just before the holidays we were thrilled to get a surprise visit, not from a jolly old elf, but from the Grant Patrol of the Hill Country Education Foundation and Dr. Bret Champion, LISD Superintendent, to award the Titan Garden with a grant of $2500 for continued development of our garden program. The Foundation’s goal is to assist in developing a superior educational experience for students in the Four Points community, accomplished through financial support from individuals and businesses living and working in the area.  We appreciate all that they do for our schools and this was an amazing gift to the garden.

What made it even more amazing was that they arrived right in the middle of one of our garden classes, so we had a great time showing our guests the new rainfall simulator being used in our lesson and showing them all the great things the students have planted.  Our rainfall simulator shows 3 scenarios of rain falling on different surfaces and how it changes whether the water can be used as a resource.  The kids did great at making predictions on which scenario would produce the most groundwater vs. runoff. 

And of course, there is nothing like having your class interrupted with balloons and a big sign!   Thanks to all those at the HCEF, you can come hang out in the garden anytime!

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