McHenry High School gets $500 ExxonMobil STEM grant
McHenry High School will use a $500 ExxonMobil STEM educational grant for future sustainable growing projects in the new Center for Science, Technology and Industry at the Upper Campus.
The grant will fund aquaponics and hydroponics food production projects for environmental science students to study in the new greenhouse. Aquaponics involves growing fish and hydroponics allows plant growth in water, without soil. A new greenhouse is part of the 70,000-square-foot Center for Science, Technology and Industry under construction north of West Campus, which will become the Upper Campus.
The center is funded through a voter-approved bond to improve McHenry Community High School District 156 buildings and facilities. The project includes a consolidation into one McHenry High School, with an Upper Campus and a Freshman Campus at East Campus.