Curriculum Links: Science and Technology – Life Systems; Earth and Space Systems
In the winter, each participating class receives kits to grow native aquatic plants in the classroom. In the spring, schools travel to a local wetland to transplant their aquatic plants and participate in a half-day experience, learning about the important roles wetlands play in improving water quality. Participants rotate through four unique educational stations to also learn about storm water pollution and local wildlife.
Sign up for this program before the end of January. The growing kits are delivered just after March Break. Students grow and care for the plants until the 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 water bottle, hat, sunscreen, wear clothing that can get dirty, and lunch if you are staying on site; Name tags for students are helpful.