Welcome Community Members
Partnering with community and businesses helps ensure success for our students and schools. Emporia/Greensville supports education through the C.A.R.E.S program, a variety of scholarships, and a donation of money and time through volunteer programs in each school.
On May 13, 2011, Edward W. Wyatt Middle School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Outdoor Classroom and Exploratory Trail. Teresa Lindberg, the agriscience teacher, at E.W. Wyatt Middle School applied for and received a grant provided by the Albemarle- Pamlico Natural Estuary Program to build the outdoor classroom.
Mrs. Lindberg with considerable help from Chris Lindberg and Stacy & Chris Bradshaw began the process of building the trail. Community partnerships were invaluable in their donations and support. Donations of both time and supplies came in from Mecklenburg Electric Coorporation, Billy Wrenn Builders, Coker Tree Service, Shady Oaks Farm, Vulcan Materials, Bernard Prince Paving, and Chowan Soil and Water Conservation District. We would also like to thank individuals that donated time, knowledge, and manual labor. Besides those named above, we would like to thank Mrs. Anderson (principal of Wyatt), Katelyn Lindberg, Angelina Ferby, Keith Turner, Jeff Howerton, Mr. Ferby & his team, Don Bullock, Jessee & Susan Harrell, Morris Prince, Tara Moss, Patrice Jones, Taylor Newsome, and Destiny Wells.
In all, over 4,327 volunteer hours were donated and the grand total of in-kind contribution and grant money was over $69,000.00. Thank you to all who made this possible.
The outdoor classroom will allow students to learn about nature in a natural setting. Students will also learn from the informative signs spread along the trail. The public is also invited to experience the trail. The entrance is located at the end of the softball field on the right hand side. If you would like to use the outdoor classroom or visit the site, please contact Teresa Lindberg at E. W. Wyatt Middle School.