Students at Hilltop Elementary in Canfield get to use all five senses to learn in the Cardinal Nest, an outdoor learning area! The space was first created in the 70’s by a former teacher and then an Eagle Scout in the 90’s used it as a project. The area has recently been “renovated” or cleaned up thanks to the efforts of staff, community members, and local businesses. The volunteers have cleared the area, created a walking trail, added additional learning spaces and more.
The socially distanced Ribbon Cutting/Open House is May 17, 2021, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Families are invited to tour the area, walk the trails, spot wildlife, visit the classrooms, and sit by the vernal pool to enjoy the mallards. Those visiting should practice social distance and wear a mask.
Hilltop’s goal is to have additional learning areas. If you are interested in assisting with this project, please visit Hilltop's website and click Quick Links then "Cardinal Nest."