Great summer fun!
Programs for rising 5th – rising 12th grade students for Summer 2020. These are online programs.
Students in Mr. Eric Jackson’s Science classes have been learning about real-world applications of pH, light wavelengths, and biological processes through a hydroponics grow tower. The tower is on loan through The Science House equipment lending program. This program is made possible through NC State University which required Mr. Jackson to attend a day of professional development to become eligible to check out materials.
Students have been monitoring the tower to make sure the pH is the correct level for growing greens such as spinach, kale, and chard. Using special grow lights that provide the most efficient wavelength of energy for the growing plants, they hope to have a crop in the next couple of weeks!
We have several schools that are interested in the grow towers which allow indoor growing stations that can be used throughout the school year. If you or someone you know would like to sponsor a school grow tower, please contact Jennifer Love at email@example.com.
The Highlands Biological Station has posted their Summer 2020 schedule of classes and workshops. They also have summer camps and botanical garden events. For more information, go to
The Franklin Gem and Mineral Society present Mountain View Intermediate School teacher, Caleb Parham, with a check for $300.00 to purchase mineral test kits and some curriculum materials to teach about plate tectonics. Thank you so much to this community of geologist for your support of our teachers and students! For more information about the Gem and Mineral Society, go to https://www.fgmm.org/
Thank you to Patrick Brannon with the Highlands Biological Station for the awesome wildlife and natural resources programs they provide to our Macon County students. Patrick presented a program on bats to 6th-grade students on Halloween! We appreciate this resource in our community!
For more information about these programs, go to
There were 15 fungus enthusiasts who gathered at the FROGS headquarters to learn more about the amazing world of fungi! Look for more STEM Coffeehouse events coming soon!
Thank you so much Dr. Jim Davis Orthodontics for your sponsorship of the Macon Bots Robotics Team!