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What is your wish for this project?

We would like to revitalize the courtyard area of our school. The area is under an oak tree with multiple planting areas. These flower beds are overgrown and unkempt. The courtyard has pavers and is outfitted with benches. Our wish is to transform this area into a butterfly/reading garden for our entire school to enjoy.

How did it go?

The KinderGarden is calling all butterflies! A group of Pizzo kindergarteners and USF biology students worked side by side to plant a butterfly garden in a much neglected courtyard area of the school. The kindergarten students were moved to make a difference while practicing their observation and recording skills during science one day. As they collected objects for the activity, many students commented on how “dirty” the courtyard looked and how we should “wash it clean”. When more