Outdoor Science Center

MMS students love learning in the outdoor science center!  The science center was made possible by an initial grant from the Mineola Education Foundation.  School and community volunteers came together to create the space which boasts a greenhouse, chicken coop, aquaponics station, raised garden beds, a weather station, birdhouse, and several classroom spaces, including digital monitors with wifi capabilities.  Mrs. Witt and her Science Club students maintain the center and it is available to any class in the district.  It can be reserved by contacting Mrs. Witt.  Additional funding was provided by grants and contributions from Lowes, Nestle, Ozarka, Brian and Janine Smale, Richard Hastings/East Texas Aquaponics, Adam Steck/Southwest Metal Buildings, Mineola Traders Corner,  Higgenbotham Brothers, Todd Witt, Jim Franks, Bob Wells Nursery, First United Methodist Men's Group, Sherwin Williams, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Fannie Marchman Garden Club, Wood County Master Gardeners, Gerald Kelley, Tractor Supply, and Sree Beene in memory of Verne Sasing.  Plans for the center's growth include an outdoor reading room which will be designed by our AVID students and is funded by the Mineola Education Foundation.  Volunteers for this project are more than