Hilltop’s Outdoor Education Program (HOEP)
Hilltop’s Outdoor Education Program (HOEP)

Faculty Sponsor/Contact: Joanna Hare, Judy Peters, & Berniece Whitehead

Membership Requirements: Teacher Recommendation, Student Application *NOTE: 4th/5th Grade Student Leaders will have afterschool meetings to support the PreK-5 (HOEP).

Financial Obligations/Dues: $20.00, after school commitment, some weekend gardening

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm, small notebook, pencil, volunteer supplies (gardening gloves, knee pads, hats, wagon, & recycling resources as needed)

Mission/Purpose: The emphasis is on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) learning, participation, interaction, having fun and developing team spirit. Teamwork, group planning, cooperation, and creativity will be developed, plus the love of gardening. These STEAM events are well balanced between nature, seasonal growing, and some Jr. Master Garden information.

Planned Activities: Outdoor Education will support PreK-5 curriculum learning through Life Science including, life cycles of plants, animals, and insects. Activities will include composting, seasonal plants, and more.


Contact: Joanna Hare, Judy Peters and Berniece Whitehead