Flemington outdoor learning classes rebuild after storm
May 10, 2013 by Sarah
The Berry Patch Early Learning Center in Flemington has made the decision to reconstruct the outdoor area, improving upon it as they did so, as a result of damage it suffered as a result of Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012.
The restored outdoor area is now completed and the repaired area has been expanded. It now includes an outdoor classroom that is unique and different from any others in the area, as well as science exhibitions that teach children about nature.
Superstorm Sandy caused a large amount of damage along the east coast, and The Berry Patch was not able to escape damage caused by the storm. The learning center’s outdoor exhibitions, which allowed young children the opportunity to see and interact with nature, were destroyed by the hurricane.
The exhibitions and nature trails were a distinct feature of the Flemington school. According to the school’s executive director, Marlene Berry:
“[The] nature trails and outdoor learning facilities are an integral part of our curriculum and aid immensely in the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students.”
The school can make use of flyer printing to advertise the newly re-opened trails. Although Sandy caused a considerable amount of damage, the school has been able to rise above it. The school encourages families in the area to call and schedule a tour of the outdoor exhibitions, and its new area should encourage new families to bring their children to the learning center for daycare or kindergarten.