Discovery Park of America Provides Learning Tools to Local Preschool
At Discovery Park of America, our mission is to inspire children and adults to see beyond. A big part of that mission includes working alongside organizations in our community to encourage others to grow and consider new ideas regardless of age or education.
Al Wright, Discovery Park’s director of maintenance, recently constructed learning tools for the Miles Head Start preschool in Union City, Tennessee. He carved dog treat bones for a “Pet Study” lesson that taught numerous objectives including sorting, classifying, counting, using fine motor skills to paint and comparing. This activity offered the young students a fun and interactive method of learning new skills that they will use in their everyday lives for years to come.
Wendi Wright, a teacher at Miles Head Start, said, “I truly appreciate the time Discovery Park of America took to help my students grow in so many areas while still having fun.”
Community engagement projects like this one are what Discovery Park’s founders, Robert and Jenny Kirkland, envisioned when they built this one-of-a-kind, transformational museum and heritage park right here in Northwest Tennessee.
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