Silver Creek Native Seed Planting

Sponsored by:

The Nature Conservancy in Idaho

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:

No

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes

Is this a new or existing project:

New

Estimated project cost:

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Summary

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 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.

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

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Classrooms who have adopted this project

Wood River Middle School
7th Grade Blue Team
Jill Clark, Julie Nelson, Donna McKelvey
112 students


Wood River Middle School
7th Grade Blue Team
Donna McKelvey & Jill Clark
112 students