Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Bridgestone Environmental Education Classroom & Habitat - Warren Plant
Morrison, Tennessee, United States
Certified through 2022
PreK - Eighth Grades
About the Program
Bridgestone Americas' Warren Plant, is located in Warren County, Tennessee, approximately 70 miles southeast of Nashville. They focus on manufacturing commercial bus and truck tires. Their 680-acre site includes forests, wetlands, ponds and prairie habitats. Bridgestone is committed to social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and improving the lives of those within the community.
Practices and Impacts
- A longstanding project, the Bridgestone Environmental Education Classroom and Habitat (BEECH) was developed in partnership with Warren County Schools in 2008. The goal of the project is to provide hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities that are aligned with state standards. Annually, the team reaches 800 students, grades Pre K-8th throughout several Tennessee school districts. Among a myriad of available lessons, students learn about blue birds that reside in the nest boxes on site, grasslands and how to manage invasive species, the relationship between plants and pollinators, the importance of food webs, the impact of disease on forests, and how to sample macro-invertebrates from ponds.
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