Planting the Seed of Interest
On November 25, 2019, Bridgeton Public Schools hosted its first field trip for students to the hydroponic greenhouse at Bridgeton High School. Thirty pre-schoolers from the Quarter Mile Lane School bundled up and made the journey to come have an educational and interactive day. During their time in the greenhouse the students learned all about how the hydroponic system works and were especially excited to plant their own seeds in one of the 540 spaces. Students also took a tour of the kitchen at the high school where they learned all about food safety and production. Furthermore, the students received a nutrition lesson from the two registered dietitians on staff in the district about different vegetables. They were taught how the vegetables grow, different ways to eat them, and why they are good for you. The field trip wrapped up with a delicious picnic in the greenhouse. This was the first of many field trips to come. The plan is to work through each grade level until every one of the 6,000 students in the district have visited the greenhouse.
About the Grantee
The Mission of the Bridgeton Public School District is to provide multiple pathways for all students to attain the Common Core State Standards and meet the needs of our diverse student population. All students will be provided with the opportunity and resources to succeed through the creation of state-of-the-art safe learning environments which will ultimately enable all students to graduate from.