Jay Students to Erect Geodesic Dome
June 4th, 2010
As part of a Service Learning Grant funded by Time Warner
Cable and the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS), Jay Middle School will erect a geodesic dome Saturday. The dome, purchased from Growing Spaces, will allow them to grow produce for the
school cafeteria and local food pantry. This grant was awarded to the school in
part because of its focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.
The dome erection will involve students, parents,
teachers, and community members. This service
learning activity is the culmination of hard work and classroom learning.
Throughout the process students have honed geometry and algebra skills. In
addition, students have gained hands on experience in architectural design,
construction, and leadership. After the
domes construction it will be utilized by the entire Middle School for
agricultural education programs.
“It’s wonderful to see students so enthusiastic about
learning,” said Andrew Russell of Time Warner Cable. “Building the dome is great for the
community and teaching kids about plants,” said Alex Christie, Grade 6. “The
Dome is built of triangles and they are the most structurally sound shape,”
said Lucas Preble Grade 8. The Jay Middle School, Time
Warner Cable, and the Maine Commission for Community Service would like to
invite you to join the festivities.
When: Saturday June 12, 2010 (Rain date
Saturday June 19th , 2010)
Time: 8:00- 5:00pm
Where: Jay Middle School, 23 Community Drive Jay, Maine 04239
What: Capture great visual and audio
of students erecting the dome and or join in and help with the project! The
goal for community construction day is to build the 2 foot foundation wall,
erect the dome on top of it, and install glazed polycarbonate panels.
“Time Warner Cables Connect a Million Minds initiative
aligns perfectly with our goal of bringing quality service learning to Maine students while
increasing the public’s understanding of service learning and its benefits to
students. Research indicates service learning participants are more engaged in school than their
peers and are willing to take more active roles in the community,*” said
Rochelle Runge, Public Relations Representative for MCCS.
Warner Cable has donated $35,000 as part of its new science and technology
education initiative. Time Warner Cable launched CAMM to introduce youth to
opportunities and resources that inspire them to develop the important science,
technology, engineering and math skills they need to become the problem solvers
of tomorrow. More information is available at www.connectamillionminds.com.
Commission for Community Service
builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer sector
by funding service programs, developing managers of volunteers, raising
awareness of the scope and impact of the sector, and encouraging an ethic of
service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit
our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov
Time Warner Cable
is the second-largest cable
operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems
located in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York State (including New
York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles)
and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who
subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time
Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and
cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media
Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and
local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and
affordable. Time Warner Cable is the largest provider of cable and broadband
services in Maine.
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* (Ammon, Furco, Chi & Middaugh, 2001; Hecht, 2002;
Laird and Black 2002).
& Hofschire, 2003; Furco, 2002; Morgan & Streb, 2001; Rosenberg,
McKeon, & Dinero, 1999; Westheimer & Kahne, 2000).