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Nature's Revival Project Thomas Stone High School

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Christopher Rooney

on 2 August 2013

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Proposed Outdoor Science Classroom 2013
Proposed Fruit Tree Orchard 2012
Goal: To plant and maintain a fruit tree orchard that can be utilized for educational and nutritional purposes.
Fruit Tree Orchard Est. 2012
Partners: Master Gardeners, US Forest Service, & The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation














Courtesy of Virginia Tech School of Landscape Architecture
Proposed Vertical Garden Classroom 2014
Young Researchers Community Project (YRCP)
Direct Funding
Material Support
Technical Support
Curriculum Support
Institutional Support
Scholarships
Internships
Business Partnerships
What We Need
Proposed Outdoor Market and Performance Space 2015
Goal: To develop a marketplace for youth developed green products in order to demonstrate sustainable business practices, and support their local community farmers, venders, and artisans.
General Stone
Partners: BLCE & ACPT
Wetland & Forest Trails Rehabilitation 2013
Partners: US Forest Service, Master Gardeners, C.C. Department of the Environment, & Accokeek Foundation
Nature’s Revival Project utilizes
Gardening & Natural Resource Management as Educational Tools
GOAL: To improve community nutrition and health education through the building of collaborative community gardens.
COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL GARDENS Partners: US Forest Service, BLCE, & YRCP
YRCP began developing plans for a school as a tool to combat childhood obesity by increasing knowledge about nutrition and healthy foods.
2006: National Colonial Farms Field Trip by YRCP
NATURE’S REVIVAL
Project Genesis
Student Government Association
Environmental Engineering Club
Comcast Foundation
Coca Cola
Outdoor Nation Foundation
University of Maryland’s Cooperative Extension Office
Master Gardeners
National Park Service,
Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management
Chaney Enterprises
Accokeek Foundation
USDA - Forest Service
VT-WAAC ASLA and AIAS
Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Council
Civista Hospital
Charles County Health Dept.
Project Partners
Nature Revival Project
Thomas Stone High School

PAST
PRESENT
Goal: To create and utilize outdoor classrooms intended to educate students on environmental science and environmental stewardship.
FUTURE
Science Courtyard
Senior Courtyard
So, why gardening?
Fitness
Nutrition
Environment
Economics
YRCP Committees
Nutrition
Fitness
Environment
Economics
The goal of YRCP is to increase the number of minorities and under-served youth entering S.T.E.M. and other health careers.
BLCE Mission
Empowering youth and community by:
Developing youth leadership skills
Developing youth career awareness
Developing community social change in the areas of health and civic participation
Developing community and youth awareness and appreciation of history, culture, and the arts
Established 2001 with support from Black Leadership Council for Excellence (BLCE)
Young Researchers Community Project: Health Careers Interns
Nature's Revival Project Interns
Courtesy of Virginia Tech School of Landscape Architecture
Courtesy of Virginia Tech School of Landscape Architecture
Courtesy of Virginia Tech School of
Landscape Architecture
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