Carlow’s Outdoor Classroom, located on the campus grounds, is adjacent to the school bus drop off lanes. Members of the community have wondered about the effects on air quality of idling cars, buses, trucks and taxis waiting to pick up students and residents and to deliver produce and other supplies.
Through a partnership with the Sisters of Mercy and other generous benefactors, the Carlow Satellite recently dedicated an Outdoor Classroom where students will be able to explore the question of how plants affect air quality.
Students from Pre-K to 8 are tending to the garden’s plants in preparation for further investigation. Through classroom experiences, they’ll prepare to use the Speck monitors to design an investigation and quantify their findings.
Stay tuned to hear more as the students investigate.