In the winter, each participating class receives kits to grow native plants in the classroom. In the spring, schools travel to a local wetland to transplant their plants and participate in a half-day experience, learning about the important roles native plant species play in improving local biodiversity.
Participants rotate through unique educational stations throughout their visit.
Sign up for this program before the end of February. The grow kits will be delivered to your school in late winter. Students will grow and care for the plants until their planting day in May or June.
It is the teachers’ responsibility to arrange and cover costs associated with transportation to the planting site; Students must bring a full water bottle, hat, sunscreen and wear clothing that can get dirty.
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