Trinity Awarded Grant for Outdoor Learning
Posted on June 1, 2018
From observing the life cycle of a butterfly to identifying bird species, students at Trinity Christian will soon have a greater opportunity to understand and appreciate nature through Fields at our Fingertips, an outdoor interactive learning space being created partially through a Dominion Energy Environmental Education and Stewardship grant valued at $4500.
“This gift will give us more opportunities to take the classroom beyond the walls, and give new purpose to an existing space that was being underutilized,” said Superintendent Mrs. Michelle Stellato Belt.
The grant funds will enable the school to construct upgrades and equip the designated nature center with landscaping, habitats, and learning tools. Enhancements will begin in June and continue through the summer in preparation for the return of students and teachers in August.
Mark Barnes, Director of Gas Operations Dominion Energy West Virginia, commented, “We are excited to support area students and teachers through this educational resource. It is encouraging to have learning opportunities like this that connect youth to hands on learning experiences that promote environmental stewardship.”
Dominion Energy is awarding $1 million in grants through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, to nearly 130 organizations in 12 states working to improve natural spaces or encourage environmental stewardship. Since 2003, Dominion Energy has donated nearly $32 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint.