We have been able to raise enough money to purchase 3 tables for our outdoor classroom through various grants and fundraisers.
What challenges did or does your project face?
Finding grants that will fund the purchase of tables. Most grants for outdoor classrooms only want the money to go directly for gardening materials. We needed to replace 4 tables, but have only been able to raise enough funds for 3 so we will buy them in July so that we have them for the start of school this year.
How are you working to overcome them?
I am constantly researching to find additional places to apply for grants.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
I learned that my county now requires approval prior to starting any online crowd sourcing, so I advise people to check with administration prior to completing all the forms to make sure you are allowed to actually participate. You also have to have parent permission for any student to be included in a picture on the website.