Read this article featured in the City of South Portland Newsletter featuring Tania Ferrante's Ecology class in collaboration with Fred Dillion from the City of South Portland and Catherine Callahan, a landscape designer.
Read about the SPHS Courtyard Project in the local press!
Alex Acquisto interviewed project leader Tania Ferrante and superintendent Ken Kunin for an article in the Forecaster on the progress of our project and its current status.
Check out the story at the link below!
Eat Pizza and support the Courtyard Project on September 13th, 2016!
Join us for our first public fundraiser at the delicious Flatbread Company in Portland's vibrant Old Port Tuesday, September 13th (5pm to close)
For each pizza purchased (both large and small) a portion of proceeds will benefit the SPHS Courtyard Project. Take-out OR dine-in, and help us buy trees, materials, and labor to transform the courtyard into an interactive outdoor classroom!
Come out September 13th and help us thank Flatbread for sponsoring our first-ever benefit event!
Echoing similar findings from the Nature Conservancy and other sources, the UK-based initiative Dirt Is Good found that today's children spend even less time outside than prison inmates. In the video below, members of their "Free the Kids" campaign talk with incarcerated people about what outdoor access means to them.
The SPHS Courtyard Project is thrilled to be joining urgent, global efforts like these to reconnect young people with nature and to affirm the creative, developmental, and health benefits of learning outdoors.