Green roof in Shanghai

Jennifer Chapman and Todd Gordon, high school biology teachers at the Concordia International School in Shanghai have shown me a green roof on their school. The green roof and a green wall are outstanding: they are huge and provide a nice view from classrooms. However, Jennifer would like to add more educational value to these green spaces. We have conducted a brainstorming session with her students to generate ideas what else can be done on the roof to make it more useful for learning. Some of ideas suggested by students include: install a butterfly garden, create a composting area, grow edible plants, plant small trees and shrubs to attract birds, and install solar-powered cascade fountains.

Teachers Todd Gordon (left) and Jennifer Chapman (right) with students visiting the green roof.

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