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Unionville Elementary Awarded Outdoor Lab of the Year in Indiana

Unionville Outdoor Lab


Unionville Elementary Awarded Outdoor Lab of the Year in Indiana


Unionville Elementary has been recognized as the 2018 Outdoor Lab of the Year by the Indiana Tree Farm Committee. This is the 43rd year of this prestigious award and the second MCCSC school, Bloomington High School North in 1980, to win.


The award confirms Unionville’s commitment to their curriculum initiative called E.A.R.T.H. (Environment, Art, Resources, Technology, and Health) modeled to incorporate the environment, natural resources, and health into their curriculum. Chairman Robert Burke of the Indiana Tree Farm Committee sums it up, “Without a doubt, classes taught outdoors are experiences likely to remain in the mind of students for many years.”


Principal Albright will be presented with the state award on February 18th, 2019 at the 2019 Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI) conference in Indianapolis. Principal Albright has also been invited to present on Unionville’s E.A.R.T.H. curriculum and outdoor learning spaces at the 2020 HASTI conference.


About the Monroe County Community School Corporation:

The Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) is an Indiana Department of Education “A” Corporation. MCCSC serves nearly 11,000 students from diverse populations in 23 schools. MCCSC is a leader in STEM and EARTH curricula, encompasses a Performing Arts Academy, International Baccalaureate schools, Dual Immersion programs, multiple Career Pathways, a Career Center, as well as numerous College Credit opportunities to prepare students towards college and career readiness. Our commitment, as we educate tomorrow’s leaders, is to Engage, Empower, and Educate all students in a world-class learning environment empowering them to maximize their educational success in becoming productive, responsible global citizens.


Posted 12-19-2018