Schoolyard Habitat Projects Growing Responsible Kids on the Peninsula

Posted: March 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Local schools are exploring a new way to grow responsible kids: Schoolyard Habitat Projects. Cheryl Anderson with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said several are operating across the Peninsula, giving children a broader education…

 

Anderson: “They also encourage students to think, create, and interact across all academic disciplines. And it’s really beneficial for students to get them outside and in these environments and to go beyond the usual four walls of a classroom and explore in a different way and discover and it also nurtures the development of a conservation ethic for them.”

 

Matt Gray with theĀ Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance met with the community of Seward last Wednesday, to discuss the project for the three schools in Seward…

 

Gray: “Our big one this year is going to be a native plant garden around the Elementary school, around the entryway in front of the building, and we’ll just be replacing these kinda’ sad looking pine shrubs with nice native plants and little walkways and picnic tables and such.”

 

Gray also mentioned invasive plant work, creating outdoor school areas, and adding and improving trails in the school’s trail system, including groomed ski runs for the winter.

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