Negaunee Environmental Science Class receives grant

Published: Mar. 8, 2018 at 3:46 PM EST
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Some Negaunee High School students are learning agricultural science, and they were just given a $2,000 grant to continue their hands on approach.

The Environmental Science classes received the grant from the Marquette Community Foundation.

The class is one of the only ones offered in Michigan. Students take care of several egg laying chickens, and are able to raise their own fodder and meal worms in class for the chickens.

"The $2,000 went to building a new hoop house that would withstand the snow," Negaunee High School Environmental Science teacher Todd Backlund said. "ln Mr. Bell's shop class, along with our class, we designed it, we built it, so just kind of enhancing our environmental science projects."

They also used the grant to build plant growing racks, and install new plastic and wiggle wire in the hoop house.