-Article by Linda Odette with School News Network:
The nasty invasive species and weeds that took over the Collins Elementary garden space have disappeared, making way for a new garden next spring. Marnie TenCate’s second-graders and Karin Cramer’s fourth-graders made it happen as part of a STEM project. Students learned about how human activity has destroyed natural habitats, with one of the results being the decrease in monarch butterflies. Earlier in the school year, they watched caterpillars turn into butterflies before releasing them. To read more, and see pictures of students in action, pulling weeds and creating a beautiful spaces, visit www.schoolnewsnetwork.org.