The Lexington Elementary Outdoor Classroom is a unique, creative, and low maintenance outdoor teaching site designed to reconnect the students to the world in which they live.
The projected site is a 60’ x 200’ outdoor space defined by the existing school building and classrooms. Nine classrooms, the school office, and the school library open into this space. The site is currently unused and described by many as a maintenance and security nuisance.
The design proposes the creation of a multi-use outdoor class room that will incorporate runoff water collection, organic gardening practices, and a created wetland. A total of five outdoor learning spaces will be created and involvement of the student body will be utilized in the metal wall panels in the art classroom.
The project is currently in the grant writing phase.