Saint Saviour High School Announces the Launch of NY Sun Works Hydroponic Garden Science Lab

June 4, 2018

Saint Saviour is excited to announce the creation of a new science technology lab: An indoor hydroponic garden where students will learn Science and Sustainability, be connected with state of the art STEM tools and which will engage our school with the broader local community. The lab will be constructed on the second floor during the second half of July and be ready for students and teachers to use in the upcoming Fall 2018 school year.

Saint Saviour High School believes that hydroponic farming technology is a unique innovation in learning and will provide our students with the resources they need to meet the challenges of the future. We recognize the growing importance of Plant Based Sustainable Agriculture and the impact it will have on the future. We are dedicated to providing women with the tools they need to be leaders of a better world. We will be the first Catholic school and the first all-girls high school in Brooklyn to offer this experience.

According to Dr. Paula McKeown, Principal, "This is an exciting time for St. Saviour High School. As we enter our second century of educating young women to achieve the highest levels of success, our students will now have the opportunity to participate in a ground-breaking, unique STEM initiative that will be cross-curricular.  This will provide even more opportunities for them to become agents of change in an ever-changing world.

New York Sun Works, founded in 2004, is a non-profit organization that uses hydroponic farming (soil less planting) technology to educate students and teachers about the science of sustainability. NY Sun Works created the Greenhouse Project, an initiative dedicated to improving K through 12 grade environmental science education through the lens of urban agriculture, empowering children to make educated choices about their impact on the environment.

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