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In the fall, we will dig a trench, fill it with maple logs from a tree that was cut down a couple of years ago, branches, etc. We will add composted leaves from our town, surround it with straw bales, and plant cover crops of winter rye and hairy vetch. In the spring, we will plant peas, which fix nitrogen, as well as being delicious. We would research other plants that would make sense for the area: maybe mushrooms, currants and blueberries. The result we would hope for would be good soil with lots of microorganism and edible plants for ourselves and the birds successfully grown from it. We would photograph it, and science classes could analyze the soil and micro-organisms. We would also use this as a demonstration of hugelkultur for students at all our schools and for the community - posting on a website and hosting visits.
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The project will plant milkweed seeds in a location near the school. This garden will be cultivated throughout the warmer seasons in the hopes that butterflies will be able to rest and eat. Once the milkweed seeds are successfully grown, more plants such as rue, dill, and parsley will be introduced to attract a greater variety of butterflies.
United States
We are located on a USDA research facility (although no funding for this project is from them), and have a lot of space to expand our bee program and project. Our high school students are interested in creating a program and a traveling trunk for younger students to learn about bees. We know that the population of honey bees is decreasing all of the time. Since we are a STEM center with programming for school age children and community stakeholders, we are going to develop kid-friendly information to help maintain and increase the bee population in our area. We have researched the type of foliage we need to plant, the equipment needed for our project, signage we need around the property, safety precautions, and citizen science activities about bees. Our students will be completing all of these research topics and putting them into action.
New Zealand
We will research the best plants to feed bees and butterflies over winter and source either seeds or plants. When miss 4 graduates from kindergarten instead of anything plastic or things like balloons etc she will give everyone seeds or a plant with instructions to all of the children. She will also stand up and tell everyone how to look after them.
United States
The project will raise awareness on the applications of technology in learning more about nature. The students will be engaged by learning about circuitry and how we can connect the circuits made to nature. For example, an LED blinking circuit could be coded to blink like a firefly.
United States
I am going to organize a beach-party pickup at a beach in New Jersey. It is open for everyone and encouraged to bring friends. The beaches appear fairly clean here but trash quickly piles up.
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Troop 61413 has been working with Ulistac Natural Area in Santa Clara, CA to help save Monarch Butterflies and earn their Bronze Award.
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Our students will connect with nature in our own neighborhood and learn about conservation and activism in the process.
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We are going to fill barren, compacted, nutrient deficient dirt with nutritious soil and native plants which will in turn attract native insects and birds, making our campus a more beautiful and healthy environment.
United States
On Monday, Feb. 17, the weekend culminates with Arizona State University's Sustainability Family Day, part of the Sustainability Solutions Festival organized by ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. ASU, Arizona Science Center and other community partners come together to celebrate and explore how we can individually and collectively reimagine our lives and our planet. I plan to attend it with a group of friends and family to engage, learn and share sustainable options for us in Arizona. My winning art submission is exhibited as a poster. My art is of desert wildlife and ecosystem

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