Lima City Schools to dedicate William A. Fowler Stardust Project Garden


William A. Fowler Stardust Project Garden dedication: 5:30 p.m., South Science Technology Magnet School, 755 St. Johns Ave., Lima.

LIMA — The new William A. Fowler Stardust Project Garden will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the South Science and Technology Magnet School main entrance, 755 St. Johns Ave., Lima.

The dedication is part of the school’s eighth grade recognition event.

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Students worked with OSU-Lima Professor Dr. Jackie Augustine on planting the garden. They also worked with local artist Libby Barnhorst to design a mosaic sign for the garden.

The garden is the culminating project of this year’s Stardust: The William A. Fowler Science Series. The series is a partnership with the Lima City Schools, City of Lima and Ohio State University at Lima.

The series honors astrophysicists William A. Fowler, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983 for his efforts to show how all the natural elements in the Periodic Table are forged under extreme conditions across the course of a star’s lifetime. Fowler was a Lima City Schools and OSU graduate.

The focus of this year’s series (the fourth) was the symbiotic relationships present in gardens. Students have studied various elements related to the relationships in gardens. Topics relating to ecology, biology, botany, art and sustainability have been incorporated into the curriculums.

Last fall, students visited the Lima campus and heard from Zakee Sabree, assistant professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology at OSU in Columbus.

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William A. Fowler Stardust Project Garden dedication: 5:30 p.m., South Science Technology Magnet School, 755 St. Johns Ave., Lima.

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