Davidson Green School offers STEM opportunities

DAVIDSON – Students at Davidson Green School are kicking off the school year by enhancing their STEM program with an aquaponics and vermiculture system.  

Kathleen McIntyre, the school’s science and sustainability coordinator, will guide students through hands-on learning. She emphasizes that through the study of aquaponics and vermiculture, “students will be able to experience a resilient, self-sustaining system that naturally incorporates chemistry and biology.”
The interaction between the two systems will allow the students to create a micro-enterprise through which they build a business from the ground up as they sell worm castings and compost.

Through the school’s parent organization, The Davidson Green Center, McIntyre looks forward to extending her knowledge about living science with introductory classes to adults this fall about how to incorporate this into daily life.

Davidson Green School serves students in kindergarten through fourth grade. 

 

Davidson tapped best Southern College by Forbes

DAVIDSON –  Davidson College has earned the top honor in Forbes' rankings for Top 25 Best Southern Colleges for 2014.

Last year, the school was ranked No. 4 on the list that was formerly led by Duke University, now coming in second. Davidson College is also ranked 10th by the magazine for liberal arts schools and No. 22 for schools overall.

North Carolina schools joining Davidson College and Duke University on the Top 25 Best Southern Colleges 2014 rankings are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill coming in at No. 7 and No. 50 overall, and Wake Forest University, ranked No. 9 for the South and No. 61 overall.

 

Child center holds open house

DAVIDSON – The Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center has space in its infant room (16 weeks to 1 year old) and will hold an open house.

Take a tour 5-7 p.m. Sept. 11 at 242 Gamble St.