Students utilize skills, learn about environment in STEM garden


Students at the Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers are getting more than a green thumb from their schoolwide STEM garden project.

Every student at the school, which serves fourth through sixth grade, spends time in the garden, using science, technology, engineering, and math skills to grow a variety of produce.

The program began in 2016 under the direction of STEM lead coordinator and physical education teacher Jake Carlock. Carlock used items donated through a grant from the Captain Planet Foundation to start the project, which was originally one six-foot by six-foot pollinator garden with native Georgia plants but expanded over the summer with five planter beds for herbs and vegetables to allow every student to spend at least 15-20 minutes in the garden. Read More