Green Roof Constructed at Local School

Green Roof Constructed at Local School

How to do your part…last weekend a dream of four young girls’ became a reality at Brownsburg East Middle School when a team of volunteers, eager students along with the local firefighters volunteered their time and efforts. The school’s teaching staff and the school corporation’s Facility Director, John Voight, allowed the student group to pursue a vision of making a green roof. The dream of creating a living, green roof over the media center at BEMS was made possible through the assistance of a few local grants. The planning and research was done by the students and deligient staff members, like Ron Strahle, to pursue the dreams of the students. The education process will continue on this project not only for the students, but for the staff as well. The plantings will go dormant this fall/winter, so in the spring they will start to see the benefits of the “living roof.” The kids in computer class can look out onto the garden. It will be interesting to see how the kids react to seeing green outside on the roof instead of rocks…only time will tell if this has an impact on their learning or attention spans. Has anyone read anything or a come across a study that has been done on the effects of learning near a green roof? Submitted By: Donna Metallic

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