out about some of the exciting Seeds for Education
projects listed below:
Do 55 High School Students
and 800 Native Plants Have in Common? When
Dave Seis, biology teacher at Barron
Area Senior High School, in Barron,
Wisconsin, was assigned the students
in Advanced Biology he knew exactly how
to get them excited. Four years previously,
Dave had taken a three-week program with
Earth Partnership for Schools, in which
he learned from start to finish how to conduct
a prairie restoration. Now he planned to
involve his 55 students in every aspect
of the same kind of restoration project
on their school grounds.
Park Wet Meadow II: A good investment keeps
growing. When preschoolers
learn how wetlands work, they
ask, "Why don't we make one
here?" So, with the help of
teachers, landscape architects,
neighbors, city planners, bulldozers,
musicians, and others, they
did just that.
at Rudolf Steiner High School. Students work to restore a
beautiful and ecologically
diverse 6-acre campus in Michigan.
Are They Now? A report on
several past Seeds for Education grant recipients. Not
all the projects we fund are long-term successes,
but most are. Here's a brief look
at some of them.
All Started With Some Trees: Stewardship
From the Ground Up. The half-acre
of woods had been there between
the two schools for as long
as anyone could remember. Elementary
and middle-school students
dared to take on the restoration
of the woods.
Says Teens Don't Care About Native Plants? Turning an old landfill into
a native plants park.
Win-Win Resolution for Indian Hill School. A restored prairie in a schoolyard
gets a reprieve.
School of Lake Forest, Illinois. With help from a Seeds for
Education grant, school children
are the primary students of
a community garden.
Lake School. A Seeds for Education
grant helps create a scenic
and utilitarian four-pond erosion-control
area near the school.
Grounds Replanted With Natives. Students
replace invasive with native
plants on school grounds and
Elementary School: Birds, Butterflies &
Kids. Oh My! With the help
of UM-Duluth students, teachers,
Wild Ones members, and a Seeds
for Education grant, students
planned, designed, and planted
a butterfly garden next to
Middle School. Students landscape their
school's courtyard, replacing
grass and dandelions with native
Joy of Natives. Students convert a postage-stamp
sized plot of dull grass into
a garden oasis of native plants
at Miami-Dade Community College.
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