Susan Booth of Jones Magnet Middle School receives science grant
Susan Booth, science teacher at Jones Magnet Middle School, was recently awarded a $500 grant through Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom. She will use the funds for a project that includes planting a herb garden for butterflies and honeybees.
This grant will allow Booth to purchase supplies for a school yard garden habitat.
Students will plant herbs and selected plants from Norfolk Botanical Gardens and learn the scientific names of those plants. Students will also raise butterflies and honeybees to help sustain the garden.
Agriculture in the Classroom provides educators an opportunity to receive grant funding for a variety of creative projects to increase student understanding of the source of food and fiber inside or outside the traditional classroom. Educators are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $500 for projects that may occur at school or during home learning time. Grant projects may address topics such as learning gardens and/or STEM integrations, or provide unique agriculture experiences for students.