Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Kudos to the students, parents and staff at a Wash. school

This article celebrates the ground-breaking for a bird garden of native plants at Suquamish Elementary.

With a dump truck full of grant-accruing work emptied out by the school’s Parent Teacher and Student Association, Suquamish Elementary received $5,000 through a Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation toolbox for an education grant to build a bird observatory near the school’s library.

It is good news for project leader Terri Day and even better news for the school’s Early Birds bird watching group, which meets before school to peer into the world of ornithology.

“The birds can stay here. There are a lot of other places they can go, but they’re being torn down,” said Suquamish third-grader Izumi Nance. “The birds will be safe here.”
The grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 30.

What a fantastic combination of people and resources! Can you get the ball rolling for a bird garden at a local school? Check out the details for Lowe's Outdoor Classroom grant program and the Toolbox for Education.

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