Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

Our group, The GreenHawks, is a class of 26 fourth-graders. With community support and perseverance, our hope is to increase the biodiversity and beauty of our school, Margaret Black Elementary in Sterling Heights, Michigan, campus.

How are you going to do it?

In October, we surveyed our campus several times and found it lacks variety of plants, birds, and other wildlife. We have identified 3 sites on our campus to convert into suitable habitat for plants and birds. We installed 3 raised-bed gardens. We will use our 3 new garden beds to cultivate flowers and plants that are native to Michigan or are suitable for our climate. Students led research will guide our planting decisions. Initially, community support will be necessary for our more