By: Elizabeth Benton

NEW HAVEN — Common Ground High School has received grants from the American Honda Foundation and the Toshiba America Foundation to build an outdoor museum at the school’s West Rock site.

Preliminary research began in one class last semester, but the two grants, for $46,252 and $15,200, will launch the project schoolwide with anticipated opening dates for the first several exhibits this spring, according to Joel Tolman, director of development and community engagement for the school.

While Common Ground students will be charged with researching and developing the material for the exhibit, titled “Lessons on the Land,” the majority of the grant money will go towards production of the displays, a task that will be managed by professionals at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

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