TOMS RIVER – Toms River High School North is 1 of 11 schools awarded a $10,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey for an outdoor classroom.
That classroom will “extend from the building to an enclosed courtyard via a student-constructed ‘boardwalk.’ A poured concrete pad will then be topped with storage/sitting benches at the corners and weather-resistant, stabilized benches. That seating will face the back of the theater department’s shed, where a stage will be built for performances and student and teacher presentations. The courtyard will be filled with native plant species, a process for which the team will consult and work with project partners including Barnegat Bay Partnership and the Jane Goodall Institute,” district officials shared.
They added that the space will boost student learning with this nontraditional space.