We have students that will be making bee boxes. They can simply be made by drilling holes into a piece of wood.
We are also going to have our Environmental Science class working on making Seed bombs. These balls 1 part mixed wildflower seeds, 3 parts compost, 5 parts red powdered clay and a few drops of water. After the seed bombs are made, the seed bombs are dried for 24 hours to harden and protect the seeds inside. The seed bombs will be planted in our garden, schoolyard areas and in the woods on our playground.
We are going to plant Marigolds, Golden Ragworts and Harlequin Blue Flags, and Joe Pye Weed and Smooth Asters in our dedicated bee and butterfly garden boxes.
We are not currently a Bee School – but we have been a very active sustainable school for many years. We have a Butterfly and Bee garden, as well as garden boxes for veggies that our students plant and harvest. We also do many sustainable activities in our school, such a paper and bottle recycling, we have water saving fountains, and all students have their own personal reusable water bottle.
We will be revitalizing and re-building raised flower beds (we will be connecting with Seniors and using the Leo Club raised flower beds in the shop to involve our community)