Brooklyn Arbor Opens Outdoor Classroom

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Kids at play on the new Roberto Clemente Playground Photo Credit: Brooklyn Arbor Facebook

The new outdoor classroom and Roberto Clemente playground that officially opened on August 30th was one of the winning ballot items from District 34’s Participatory

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Brooklyn Arbor student cuts the ribbon on the new outdoor classroom and Roberto Clemente Playground with assistance from Brooklyn Arbor’s Principal Eva Irizarry (left) and Council Member Antonio Reynoso (right). This project was made possible through District 34 Participatory Budgeting. Photo Credit: Brooklyn Arbor Facebook

Budgeting. Brooklyn Arbor’s faculty, students, and parents joined District 34’s Council Member Antonio Reynoso and the community to celebrate this tangible result from a process that lets community members distribute $1M of their district’s public budget.

“Our new outdoor playground is an educational space focused on urban ecosystems that includes a sensory garden, a woodland area, a rain garden, and a pollinator’s garden.  It has two outdoor classroom areas, a seating area with picnic benches, and wooden and rock climbing structures.  Teachers are encouraged to use the space for teaching, learning, and exploration throughout the academic year,” said Sara Yerry, Assistant Principal.

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(l to r) Charlotte Binns, Brooklyn Arbor Parent; Eva Irizarry, Brooklyn Arbor Principal; Justin Perez, 2016-17 Student Council President and Arbor graduate; Council Member Antonio Reynoso; Cristina Albarran, Brooklyn Arbor Assistant Principal; Darrick Borowski, Brooklyn Arbor parent

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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