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Our project started with our own classrooms. In our 6th grade curriculum, it is required to go outside and research a spot, called adopt-a-spot. With this opportunity, students can make recommendations for habitat enhancement, which will be transferred to our participants for backyard workdays. Backyard Workdays are after-school or during weekends, and all parents students and staff are welcomed. These are days where we work on maintaining the habitats we have already created and reforesting our backyard further,and this way our classrooms can help out with this project. We work on this by planting various native trees and shrubs, adding mulch to our trails, and generally beautifying our backyard.
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First, we need to research and find out what bee scientists know about bee epidemics. We then want to implement strategies that will enable bees to remain healthy in our community and beyond.
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I will go around the city and pick up trash in public places like the park, soccer fields, and other places. I will also attempt to travel and pic up trash and save animals other places, but I might not get to it.
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We would like to save the bees in our Wasatch community. We want to provide a safe place for the bees to live and roam. We would like to harvest and sell honey from our hives and use beeswax in our handwork classes at school. We are a school that uses all of our resources and we would teach the middle schoolers to beekeep. We have a garden and a river on our property, but we do not get many bee visitors.
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My project will be a chance for students to learn more about the plants and the environment. They will be able to have a sense in pride in something that they are getting to create, take care of, and use. The staff and students will be responsible for planting flowers, trees, and shrubs along with researching and learning how to build eco-friendly benches from recycled goods. As a school community, we will turn the underutilized space into a beautiful place to remember a great person and get hands on experiences with nature!
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Cleaning trash and garbage from the parks, dog parks, beaches, schools and some other public areas. Planting flowers, cleaning brush and building/painting benches for public use
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Our project will establish large areas of native plants. Our focus will be on plants that support native insect and pollinator life. This means choosing plants with good flower production and plants that provide foods to insects, such as milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. If we are able to get enough funding, we will expand the border of the existing garden to accommodate more plants, and then also establish plantings elsewhere on Archmere's campus. We could also add features like benches or informational signs that will increase people's ability to enjoy and interact with the garden.
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Our project will continue to help maintain our current native flower garden and help us expand from the small planter we currently use to the much bigger planter that it is next to. We have taken one small planter that had very poor dirt where nothing would grow and have added nutrients and native plants. Our native plants have thrived in this small planter and we have seen numerous bees, caterpillars, butterflies and hummingbirds in our little garden. We would like to add a bird bath and we want plant more native plants as well as create signs that will tell the name of each plant, which will help educate the staff and students on campus as to what plants are being planted on campus. In addition, we want to apply to become a Monarch Waystation once we have finished with the larger planter. I teach students with mild/moderate learning disabilities and we collaborate with the AP Environmental Science classes on campus to help plan and maintain our native garden. This project will help further that collaboration and continue the relationships that my students have with the students in the AP Environmental Science classes.
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Third graders will make a plan with a clean up schedule. Our school has adopted our street, so we will clean there and on school grounds. We will recycle what we can from the collection and hope this makes our community nicer and safer for all people and animals.
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Do you love nature? Do you want to learn more about local plant, animal and insect species? Do you want to learn about volunteer opportunities related to the natural environment? Tuleyome is teaming up with the University of California's extension program and the Woodland Public Library to teach members of the public how to become Certified California Naturalists! No advanced degrees or previous naturalist experience is required. Founded in 2002, Tuleyome is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland, CA. Our mission reads: “Tuleyome engages in advocacy and active stewardship with diverse communities to conserve, enhance, restore, and enjoy the lands in the region.” One of the ways we will be implementing our mission will be by offering a Certified California Naturalists course to the public. We are working in partnership with the University of California (UC) and the Woodland Library to present the classes. The UC has already vetted our teaching staff and supplied us with a basic curriculum which we augmented to reflect the region around the new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. ((It was Tuleyome who spearheaded the campaign that lead to the monument’s proclamation under President Obama in July of 2015.)) We now seek to train members of the public as naturalists so they can volunteer as docents and educators in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region! The California Naturalist Program allows Californians to help protect and preserve our unique and diverse wildlife, habitats, river, lakes and coastal resources, wild and urban alike. By signing up for the course with Tuleyome, you also become a CERE Guardian -- an active member of the public dedicated to Conserving, Enhancing, Restoring and Enjoying our regional public lands and open spaces -- and will receive a special pin at the completion of the course.

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