The goal of Susan's project was to create an outdoor classroom for Caldwell Elementary School focusing on the native birds of Jackson County. The campus of Caldwell Elementary School had recently been rebuilt and the new construction left the grounds bare. Susan’s project brought color and wildlife back to the campus. The sanctuary included bird feeders, bushes, bird baths and a pathway made with stones designed by the students of Caldwell Elementary. Susan also developed three presentations that provided information on bird identification, bird care and a hands-on project making feeder cake, and are available for teachers to check out at the school library. Susan states, “The most successful part of this project is that the children are enjoying the work. I am also pleased that this project will be an ever-growing addition to Caldwell Elementary.”
Susan is a freshman at the University of Montevallo. She is the daughter of Arthur and Sylvia.