Springport High School

Springport, MI

Grades 9-12, Social Studies
Partner(s): Patrice Henne, Lisa Locke-Overweg, Rob West
Innovation Grant
2005, Winter

About this Grantee

Through “Quality Learning: Community and Environment through Quality Food,” Ms. Burgess and her partners convert school land into grazing pastures to provide an meaningful learning experiences for their at-risk students. Students research grazing techniques and raise animals to produce high-quality meat and eggs. As mentors to elementary students, high schoolers teach their younger peers about animal life cycles and agriculture. After raising the animals, high school students develop business plans to market and sell their animals and products.

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