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2001 - Education Awards - Education & Promotion - Remington Elementary

  Judy Fessenden, principal of Remington Elementary School in Tulsa proudly accpeted the KOB award of excellence
A trailblazer in more ways than one, Tulsa’s Remington Elementary Center for Environmental Studies (better known as RECES) has preserved an adjoining oak grove in several creative ways that give the students a true sense of pride and stewardship.

Just an idea in 1998, RECES already includes nature trails; a wetland; a bird sanctuary; gardens for butterflies, herbs, vegetables and flowers; a gazebo; interactive exhibits; natural murals; an archeology preservation station and more. Under the leadership of project director Mary Sue Herron, RECES has been studied by science educators from several states as a dream outdoor classroom.

Our judges called it a “wonderful way to put into practice the management of a natural environmental classroom.” The future includes plans to encourage financial self-sufficiency by opening RECES to the general public for sales from vegetables, herbs and compost.

REMINGTON ELEMENTARY CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES IS GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE!