Welcome to the Rox Nature Lab!

Welcome to the Rox Nature Lab!
Posted on 05/03/2024

With a bright, sunny day as the perfect backdrop, those gathered counted down from three to cut the ribbon on the newest addition to the Roxborough community - the Rox Nature Lab!

The greenhouse was created through a collaboration between the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the Roxborough Metro District to grow native plants on the Roxborough Intermediate campus. The ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated all of those who contributed to the project since its origination back in 2019. 

Plants in the Rox Nature Lab

Roxborough Metro District is educating DCSD students and families in the area on the proper plants to grow in the dry Colorado climate. The result of this partnership will provide the area with new native plants grown from seed. These efforts will help bring back Colorado native plants while also improving water and land conservation. 

"I assure you, it was worth it - it was all worth it," said Roxborough Intermediate Engineering Teacher Chantel Estes. “To see the students excited to be involved and beginning to understand that they are a part of something bigger makes it all worth it!”   

As Roxborough Intermediate continues partnering with the Roxborough Metro District, additional new and exciting education opportunities will emerge. The students are currently learning about the plants native to the area.  

The students teamed up with Ephram Glass in naming the greenhouse. Welcome to the Rox Nature Lab!  

Rox Nature Lab sign Students at the ribbon cutting of the Rox Nature Lab
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