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PROJECT IDEA: Kirkwood School’s Ultimate Outdoor Learning Lab

All photos provided by Dr. Meredith Spiekerman Byers.

All photos provided by Dr. Meredith Spiekerman Byers.

In 2013, Kirkwood School District’s Keysor Elementary opened the PROJECT IDEA outdoor natural learning space. The nearly one acre of space offers a natural play area and an outdoor lab for enhanced STEM learning. The area is an all-inclusive area for students, families, and the entire community.

Dr. Meredith Spiekerman Byers and husband Derek, kids Wyatt (12), Shiloh (8), and Ryder (7).

Dr. Meredith Spiekerman Byers and husband Derek, kids Wyatt (12), Shiloh (8), and Ryder (7).

 

Dr. Meredith Spiekerman Byers, co-chair of Kirkwood School’s PROJECT IDEA, is the guest on Behind the Editor’s Curtain with Don Corrigan.

Byers shares the story behind PROJECT IDEA outdoor space, the community and professional partners of the project, the learning opportunities for students and the community, the STEM emphasis, and the future goals of the project.

Click “continue reading” to hear the podcast with Byers below.

 

 

Click on the arrow to hear the interivew with Byers and Don Corrigan.

 

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To find more information about PROJECT IDEA, visit the Kirkwood School’s website HERE.

Information about involvement opportunities for PROJECT IDEA can be found HERE.

 

 

 

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