Dingman-Delaware Elementary School (DDES) constructed a shade structure to add to their outdoor classroom by utilizing grant funds received from the Pike County Conservation District. Each year the District awards Environmental Education grants to school classrooms or youth organizations to complete projects that complement the conservation mission of the District. The DDES structure is located between the elementary and middle schools for use by classes from both schools. Dave Koretz, fourth grade teacher and Head teacher at DDES, took the lead on coordinating the building of the outdoor classroom. The project also received funding and assistance from the PA Game Commission, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Girl Scouts to construct a path and install a native plant garden.
Dave Koretz Head Teacher at DDES and Nick Lauersen Fifth Grade teacher DDES.
Bottom L-R: Skyler Bower, Lily Williams
Middle: Jayden Latini
Back L-R: Mark Scalley, Vito Montorio