Construct Outdoor Learning Lab





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Total Budget: $5,000

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: The Lakeside Learning Lab is part of a broader Sand Lake Park Makeover Project intended to connect kids and community to their local place.

This request is for additional funds for Project P-1583. The project is proceeding well through the design phase with the 6th grade students at Sand Lake Elementary School and the landscape architect. Contracts have been let out to break ground in July 2018 with completion in the fall. We were hoping to break ground in early spring but logistically it got pushed back a few months. The Parks Foundation oversees the finances and the Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation oversee the construction. The total project is valued at $40,000.00, the Parks Foundation has committed $20,000.00 which leaves the Sand Lake students to match it with $20,000.00. As of the last report I received $10575.00 has been donated to that goal, this includes the District's $2500.00 and Russian Jack Rotary's $2500.00. An additional $5000.00 from Rotary will go a long way to realize the students goal of an outstanding learning center for students and the community at large, improving the Sand Lake Park, and a fantastic learning experience for these students. I refer you to the original request for this Rotary District Grant P-1583 for complete project details. There will be signs at the completed project recognizing District 5010 and Russian Jack Rotary.

Below are the websites for the project:



Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Anchorage Russian Jack

Primary Contact: Charles Michael

Email: akcharlie@gci.net

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Anchorage Russian Jack (5010)









Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Charles Michael

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Gary Dixon

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Gary Dixon

System Entry: Project signed by Gary Dixon.


by Arthur Sosa

System Entry: Project signed by Arthur Sosa.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Charles Michael.


by Denise Ringhand

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Charles Michael

Construction has begun on the Learning Lab. They have built the stage, set the poles, delivered boulders and are working on the seating now (see photos). A parent of the students is working on options for Interpretive Signage. A tentative date for a volunteer date is September 22.


by Charlotte G Tharp

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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