Thursday, December 7, 2017

UHS Students in Discover Program Get Hands Dirty

Image via Morgan Horell.

The Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Discover Program is getting students’ hands dirty at Longwood Gardens to prepare them for work and independent living.

Twice a week, in the fall and spring semesters, students go to the Gardens accompanied by their job coaches and work in a variety of departments, including Horticulture, Education, and Guest Services. Students have planted bulbs, organized supplies, and readied test tubes for our research team, among many other tasks.

Since September, Unionville High School students Jack Badeaux, Natalie Kramer, Brooke Ladd, and Rebecca Pancoast have been working with Longwood Horticulturist Darren Rutledge and his team on the preparation of a new light display for A Longwood Christmas.

Read more about the CCIU’s program from Longwood Gardens here.