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.
- Phase I - Develop a Master Plan: Conduct surveys of the schoolyard, wildlife and habitats; draw an informal master plan; decide on a project and develop a timeline
- Phase II - Assess the Specific Project Site(s) Measure the project site area, assess growing conditions, assess soil infiltration & texture.