Oct 11th, 2012
LAKE WALES – The long-awaited Bok Academy floating classroom is nearly finished, and Principal Damien Moses hopes the school can plan a launch date in early November.
Bok Academy representatives recently visited the manufacturing facility in Lake County. They were able to walk on the newly laid deck and take photos of the floating classroom.
The floating classroom will be a fully equipped and functional pontoon boat able to comfortably accommodate more than 20 middle school students, along with several teachers or volunteers.
“There is no better way of teaching our children the overall value of our lakes than to have the classroom be on a lake,” said Jack Hollis, president of The Defenders of Crooked Lake. “We have an opportunity to teach hundreds if not thousands of children how a water ecosystem works on a daily basis.”
The Defenders of Crooked Lake became major supporters of the Bok Academy floating classroom by donating $10,000 to the project. TD Charitable Foundation also made a $10,000 contribution to the project.
The Bok Academy campus is located on the shores of Crooked Lake. The 4,274-acre lake is the only designated Outstanding Florida Water in Polk County.
To learn more about the floating classroom or to make a contribution, contact Damien Moses at Damien.email@example.com or call 863-638-1010.