Cassidy Elementary constructed a multifaceted outdoor classroom (e.g. butterfly garden, rain garden, benches, composting, vermicomposting, and demonstration rainwater harvesting) for engaging learners in Common Core curriculum. The science garden was constructed in cooperation with the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering department at the University of Kentucky under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Agouridis, P.E. The accessibility of the outdoor classroom meets the needs of every student. The area includes handicap-accessible raised bed gardens, butterfly habitats, rain garden, sensory, herb and literature gardens, and a Kentucky native species area. It includes a seating area, rain barrel, compost pile, vermiculture, and insect exploratory region.