Nine years ago, Ardmore’s Kipp Crutchfield – along
with fourth graders and several adult volunteers – began transforming a
bare strip of land at School into an educational garden of learning and
beauty. Today, that garden has become an outdoor classroom and it is
transforming how teachers teach science throughout nation.
Not only is the school’s garden a regular stop on Adrmore’s
Spring Garden Tour, it has led to fourth grade classes planting trees
and 10,000 bulbs a year throughout the city. Kipp also has added
composting and recycling elements and led countless statewide
workshops. Last November, Kipp’s work was recognized in Washington
D.C., with the Environmental Education Teacher Professional Development
Our judges said, “How fortunate Oklahoma, Ardmore and the
students in her classes are to have Ms. Crutchfield.” Keep Oklahoma
Beautiful agrees that KIPP CRUTCHFIELD IS GOOD NEWS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN OKLAHOMA!
Posted on 05/01/2001
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under