An Outdoor Classroom is now areality on campus this year. Lee Elementary received a $5,000 grant from
the Students to Stewards Program, part of Alabama Power’s Brighter Minds Education Initiative. Mrs.
Amber Widemire completed the grant application on behalf of REL. The grant support the construction
of an Outdoor Classroom, which will allow students to experience things such as gardening, experiments that
cannot be completed indoors, and data analysis with plant growth and water collection, and small animal observations. Mrs. Widemire stated that, “Our school received sponsors to support a STEM Science Lab and our students have been enjoying many in-depth Science experiments. This grant would allow us to carry those experiments outdoors where the magic of Science is happening naturally on a daily basis.”