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Chiefland High School has received the "Outdoor Classroom" picnic tables.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Levy County Soil and Water Conservation District and the generous donation of labor to build the picnic table from the Cross City Correctional Institution under the supervision of Assistant Warden Shannon Varnes, Vocational Instructor Jarrell Everett and Col. Daniel Bannister, Chiefland High School now has an outdoor classroom with four picnic tables that will seat up to 32 students.
The Outdoor Classroom is located at the east entrance to the science building next to Lita Weingart's classroom. The focus of the grant is to provide a space for hands-on science lessons in addition to the picnic tables.
Chiefland High school has also received a wireless weather station from another science grant. This weather station will allow live weather readings to be sent directly into science classes via a wireless signal.
Students will learn how to measure and predict weather utilizing real time data from the weather station. “We would also like to thank Mrs. Varnes, Mr. Barnes, Mr. Perez and the members of the Chiefland High School Student Government Association who helped with the logistics of ordering needed materials, installing the weather station software and unloading the picnic tables,” Weingart said.