The Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (CSE) will be an innovative educational center at Whitefish Schools, for students in K-12 and Adult Education classes, providing hands on learning experiences in sustainable energy, agriculture, forestry, natural resources, and entrepreneurship. The fundamental objective of the program is to prepare Whitefish students for college, career, and citizenship by immersing them in interdependent, real-world programs. The state of the art "net zero" facility will include classrooms, laboratories, a greenhouse, energy systems, production gardens, orchards, and an experimental forest. It will be located on a three-acre parcel of Whitefish high school land. In August 2018, Whitefish Club Rotarians, along with Whitefish High School students and Martel Construction volunteers, will construct 24 raised planter beds in the Production Garden (see photo). The funds of this grant will pay for planter bed materials with the remaining $9,225 from the School District.
Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)
Rotary Club of Whitefish will be recognized through press releases, interviews, and publications related to the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship. The Superintendent would also be happy to participate in a photo opportunity and press release that Rotary may wish to push out.