Grades of Green Youth Corps student Samy S. created a pollinator pathway at Hughes Middle School! He led the environmental science class in the planting of a garden aimed at attracting pollinators like butterflies and bees! Samy started the class by presenting about the importance of pollinators and the problems that are occurring due to their declining population levels. He also talked about the importance of planting native gardens as they support pollinator populations. Once the 7th and 8th grade students understood the significance of the project, they got to go outside and enjoy a fun class period of gardening! Each plant was strategically chosen and placed in order to serve as a pathway for pollinators. In addition to raising funds for the project through an E-waste drive, Samy received a $1,000 grant from the Pollination Project for his garden! Way to go Samy!

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