On Tuesday, January 27th, over 200 Kindergarten and First Grade students joined with parents, Santa Barbara Zoo Volunteers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Personnel to plant 90 new native plants in our Schoolyard Habitat. Fifteen new species were added to our current inventory of over 50 species. Students used sticks from our fruit tree pruning to build Chumash fences around the new plants to protect them from playground balls. These native plants not only provide a rich outdoor learning environment for our K-5 students, but also provide a home to many important native animal species such as the endangered Monarch butterfly.
Written by Kristine Guzman, Will Rogers first grade teacher. Posted by Mandi de Witte.