School Ground Site Assessment

Two young students taking notes on a pad while reading a water quality meter.

Understanding your entire school site before choosing a project and project location is crucial for successful planning & implementation. There are two assessment phases: Developing a Master Plan and Assessing the Specific Project Site(s). To develop a master plan, you will walk the entire schoolyard with students using surveys to determine environmental conditions, use by wildlife & humans, and potential project sites & ideas. Once you have determined the location for your first project, work with students to assess the size and conditions of that site.