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.
| Judy Fessenden, principal of Remington Elementary School in Tulsa proudly accpeted the KOB award of excellence
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!
Posted on 05/01/2001
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under