Native Plants for Dayton’s Bluff Elementary

This spring, youth interns working on the Conservation Crew are collaborating with fifth grade science classes at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School to renovate a rain garden at their school.

First, the students learned about rain gardens and their purpose. Then, they researched native plants to use in the Dayton’s Bluff rain garden this year.

Using seeds collected by our youth interns this fall, the students helped to plant a variety of native plants that they had researched. It has only been a few weeks, but many of the seeds have sprouted and started to grow. We can’t wait for warmer spring weather so we can all work together to get them in the ground and watch the garden flourish!