Riverton Elementary gets $25,000 for observatory


Students at Riverton Elementary School in Madison County will soon have a unique learning opportunity thanks to America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program.

The school recently got $25,000 to teach their students more about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). They plan to build an observatory and outdoor classroom overlooking the Flint River. It will be located behind the school. They have already cleared the land for the project and hope to have it done by their fall break.

Riverton Elementary Assistant Principal, Rachel Evans, said, “Living in Huntsville, Alabama, there are so many businesses that are STEM related, and so at this point, we feel it is our job to start preparing those minds and those hearts for STEM.”

Local farmers nominated the school to receive the grant. Riverton Elementary School is the only school in Alabama that it was awarded to.

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