Silver Creek Native Seed Planting

Sponsored by:

The Nature Conservancy

Project Champion:

Sunny Healey
shealey@tnc.org

What are the appropriate grade levels:

K through 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

4 classes

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes – The community service component will be the actual planting

Is there a deadline for this project:

Spring 2015

Is this a new or existing project:

Existing project

Estimated project cost:

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Summary

The purpose of the project is to increase pollinator habitat and restore disturbed areas of restoration. The students will plant the seeds themselves.

Description

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb. As part of an interpretive field trip and nature walk each student would be given native seeds of grasses and pollinator friendly plants, grasses, trees, and shrubs to create seed bombs, or grow a seedling in the classroom to be planted in an area of weed removal restoration or in the Kilpatrick Pond restoration or other area. It is a simple act that can have long lasting effects and makes students feel proud when they come back years later to see what they helped create.

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