I would like to begin replanting the trees that have been destroyed due to hurricane Michael. This would not only be for Mother Earth but for the wildlife who have lost their homes as a result of this unfortunate incident. I would also like to aid in cleaning up all of the trash and debris that has become a part of the everyday norm around here.
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We made a butterfly garden on a piece of land on our school campus.
We have collected native milkweed seeds and will plant them indoors. When the weather permits, we will transfer seedlings to locations throughout our community to create a place for migratory Monarchs to lay eggs and to provide the necessary food for the caterpillars. We will raise Monarchs from eggs and caterpillars and release them when they emerge from the chrysalis and are ready to fly. We will work to educate others about the declining Monarch population and explain how they can help to save the Monarch.
The group is working to create educational materials for students and their families, and will be asking people to donate their unused electronics to be sent in for recycling.
We hope to complete this project by raising awareness, putting up nest boxes, pulling invasive species and planting native species.
Educate pupils at our school to limit their use of plastic - by opting for other reusable alternatives, recycling and reducing waste. To clean up the local environment around our school.
Raise awareness of the problems that birds are facing in our community. Encourage community involvement through education and promoting specific steps they can take to help birds.
With the grant we will purchase birdfeeders and a trail cam to monitor feedings while we aren't able to observe. We will use the Cornell Lab Citizen Science Investigation to guide our work this year, but with the addition of the trail cam for nighttime observation. I believe citizen science is needed in our school, and is a powerful opportunity for students to connect nature with scientific research in a "real" way. We will also communicate with a group of students who live in the remote Siberian Yupik village of Savoonga, on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska, to learn how they use citizen science to learn about changes in their region. We plan to start with birds, but I hope students are able to draw connections between a healthy environment and productive habitats that support many types of life.
Our campaign is in support of a little-known local Park District facility called Keay Nature Learning Center. The park is underutilized by our community. The environment is mostly healthy, but there are a number of invasive plant species which impact the native landscape. Working with the Park District, our group will work to eradicate native plant species without damaging the environment and to make the Nature Center more attractive to animals and people alike. One idea we have is to build and paint birdhouses to donate to Nature Center. These may help to attract and house a wider variety of birds, and they have the added benefit of being pleasing to people. We hope that the publicity from this effort will draw attention - and visitors - to the Nature Center.