From KERA.org – Tour A Texas First: Environmental Charter School At Paul Quinn College
On Tuesdays, our American Graduate Project explores the journey from childhood to graduation. Today, we head to the edge of the Great Trinity Forest, in southern Dallas, where a new environmental charter school has opened on the campus of Paul Quinn College. The partnership between a public elementary school and the private college is said to be a Texas first.
A few years back, veteran science teachers Michael Hooten and Jennifer Hoag came up with the idea for the Trinity Environmental Academy. Hooten says blending a hands-on science and nature curriculum into everyday lessons needed the right place and partner.