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Science Students Plant Pollinator Garden

Third- and fourth-graders in Kate LaBare’s science class are currently studying pollination, native species, and plant/animal codependency. On a recent sunny autumn day, in the raised garden beds outside of the Lotspeich science building, students planted native plant species for pollinating insects. “The plants were selected to attract and support a wide array of flower colors, shapes, sizes, and bloom times,” LaBare said. “The garden is a certified Monarch Waystation and National Wildlife Federation pollinator habitat. The area will be used to observe pollinators, grow flowers for learning about the parts of a plant, and natural dyes.”