Success Academy partnership

Success_Academy.jpgOur Success Academy partnership in east Bloomington is a great example of the difference we are making in the communities we serve. Richardson Nature Center is partnering with Success Academy, a K-6 STEM school (science, technology, engineering and math) that primarily serves East African immigrant families. Located in the Dar Al-Farooq Youth and Family Center, our naturalists provide environmental education for their science curriculum, offering such activities as measuring wind speed, identifying plants, and estimating the ages of large trees. Students even collected and boiled sap to use their homemade syrup on pancakes! Most recently, we hosted an overnight camping trip at Baker Park Reserve, where students had a blast with archery, nature hikes, swimming, setting up camp, and much more.

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair