April 27th Knoxville SOUP Dinner
These excellent projects were selected to present at our April 27th SOUP dinner
Doors open at 6:00 and presentations start at 6:30. Come here more about these inspiring projects and cast your vote for the people's choice!
- Marble Springs State Historic Site Educational School Tour Project: The Marble Springs Educational School Tour Project will provide funds for supplies that will expand the school tour experience at Marble Springs State Historic Site, home of the first governor of Tennessee, John Sevier.
- South Doyle Middle School - ReZoning the Library: We want to create 'zones' in the library that will energize and fuel student learning in our school. Our library is a massive space that we want to reclaim for innovative learning by building a culture of creativity and discovery in many different formats. The zones we want to create include: a maker space that encapsulate science, social studies, and math; a creative discovery museum that houses learning trunks that bring learning to life including history trunks, a theater, and hands on fun; a reading zone dedicated to fully enjoying reading just for the pleasure of it with bean bags, other comfy seating and nooks for quiet reading time; a small groups area where students can be worked with in a more focused arena on weak academic areas; and a dedicated large group area that can be utilized by the librarian, teachers and others across the district to use for lessons, workshops, meetings and in-service trainings. One last zone we would like to create is a studio used for creating multimedia presentations. It will include equipment, furniture and computer software that allow students to create movies, videos, and other presentations. The entire project is being prepared in a 3-5 year plan of completion. We are seeking funding from different sources to serve in accomplishing this vision.
- Central Cinema: We're developing a single-screen "neighborhood theater" moviehouse specializing in classic films, cult favorites and special events. We hope to locate it just north of downtown, where our focus on encouraging local arts culture will mesh well with that area's developing commercial community.
- Permaculture Garden Upgrade: We are committed to enlarging the community garden areas at the Sustainable Future Center. Last year we hosted the Boys & Girls club (who will be returning this year), but their success was impacted by limited water supplies. We have a plan to expand our rainwater collection system and create an irrigation system for two sizeable areas.