Pound Ridge Elementary School Garden

The PRES fifth grade was able to carry out a special project in their school garden due to a grant from Bedford FAME. They were able to learn about the importance of naturally occurring plant species in North America by creating a Native Species Garden.

The students were educated about the importance of native plants; teaching them about the plants ecological and environmental importance.  The students then created the new garden space, planted over 40 native plants and have maintained the space.  In addition, the students have recorded data on different bird species that they have observed while in the garden.  They continue to visit the garden regularly to observe butterflies, bees and birds as the new visitors find homes and food in the new garden.

While carrying out this project, the students studied measurement, mapping and garden design.  Lessons were conducted in the classroom, the computer lab, the garden, and around the PRES campus.