St. David Catholic Elementary School students plan to plant almost 2,000 saplings in the city this fall.
The grade 5, 6 and 8 classes and their teachers learned from local biologist, Franco Mariotti, that "if one class plants trees, we have created a new habitat. If everyone in the school plants a tree then we have created an ecosystem.”
"This is a great example of authentic learning,” teacher Jennifer Gran said, in a press release.
“We are excited that our students have the opportunity to take classroom learning into the real world and have fun while making our community a healthier place.”
Each student was also given a sapling to take home and plant with their parents and families.
Posted by Heidi Ulrichsen