Waters Community Garden
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Waters Ecology Program,
in concert with a grant from the US Forest service,
will conduct a Biodiversity Assessment Day
at Waters School Gardens,
Wednesday, June 8, 2016,
from 8:15 until 3:15
The goal of the effort is to focus our school community on the richness of the biological community of our school grounds:
from plants and trees,
to bugs and slugs and butterflies and birds,
mammals and reptiles
and every other kind of life form that we can identify.
4th - 8th grade classrooms who sign up to participate will be divided into smaller groups,
mentored by professional biologists,
fitted with clipboards,
and set loose to "discover" a species in our garden.
The student will describe it in words and drawing,
get confirmation on ID from the resources listed above,
and when "certified" become the discoverer of this species in our gardens.
The project will continue on into Garden night, and the entire school community is invited to participate.
The total number of species discovered will serve as a baseline for future assessments.
A key precept of ecology is that high biodiversity = ecosystem health.
High bio-diversity means resilience,
How are we doing?
Let's find out.
Hope you can join in this effort,
Sign up to volunteer. Contact Carolyn Byerly-Dean with any questions.