Botanic Garden receives grant

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Keiante Polley

A program by the name of ASTERS (Adventures in Science, Teaching, Exploration and Resourceful Stewardship) will be receiving a grant exceeding the amount of $110,000. The three-year grant was donated by the Institute of Museum of Library Services’ Museums for America program. The grant’s main purpose is to further help teachers effectively educate children on solving scientific problems.

Created in 2009, ASTERS is designed to promote “problem-solving simulations and hands-on grade specific curricula.” This in turn, will hopefully help science educators teach biology and environmental science. The teachers involved in the program have to go through a three day training process at the Botanical Garden, where they will learn different concepts and activities that they will take to their classrooms to teach students. Students will be invited to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

Teachers interested in participating in the ASTERS program should contact the Garden at 912-871-1149.