Opequon Elementary School, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia celebrated a breezy Earth Day outside planting 16 native trees on school grounds. Two Pre-kindergarten, six kindergarten, four first grade, and six second grade classes participated in the tree planting and were taught about the environmental benefits and proper care and maintenance of the trees. Classroom teachers […]
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Growing Native continues to grow saplings and communities throughout the Potomac River watershed. Cacapon Institute continues to support Potomac Watershed Partnership’s Growing Native program in the Potomac headwaters of West Virginia and Virginia. Through in-classroom lessons and schoolyard projects focused on growing native trees, schools have access to outdoor learning and help protect rivers and […]
Noticing a puddling “mud hole” on campus, sixth graders at Charles Town Middle School took action to extend their rain garden, fixing the puddles with native garden plants. After experiencing pooling water in the school’s courtyard, (which staff coined the “mud hole” as students continuously tracked mud into the school), sixth grade teacher Stephanie Diamond […]
The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) of Jefferson High School improved their school’s courtyard with a rain garden and native tree propagation program to revitalize the space and protect watersheds. Through lessons on the importance of native plants and biofiltration, Jefferson High School environmental science students came to understand the role that rain gardens and […]
Fourth graders at Warm Springs Intermediate School sprang into action to grow trees that will cover their campus to protect from winds and watershed pollution. One hundred-forty one students engaged in classroom lessons to learn about the many benefits that trees provide for the landscape. This complimented the Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s watershed curriculum through […]
Eighty-eight students at Petersburg Elementary School became watershed stewards as they potted tree saplings to grow into trees and replanted the school’s rain garden. Petersburg’s fifth graders assisted with potting 125 native tree saplings for the newly constructed Grow Out Station. These dogwood, sugar maple, sawtooth oak, and apple saplings will grow in the caged […]