The Green Thumbs

School Address: 
709 South College
Pittsburg, KS 66762
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Contact Name: 
Bridget Walker
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(620) 224-4752
Education level or type: 
Education level (Other): 
School Name: 
Lakeside Elementary
School District Name and Number: 
USD 250 Pittsburg
How are you incorporating your environmental projects into your school's curriculum?: 
Our school currently has around a 300 square foot butterfly garden that has a number of host and pollinator plants. It was designed and completely completed by 70 third graders using a Youth Philanthropy Grant of $500. The garden is so far a success in its first year with many pollinators coming to visit. With the decline of Monarch butterflies, the children learned about efforts to save them and therefore planted milkweed plants to help them have a place to lay eggs. We are hoping that children in other grade levels will get to visit the garden and see the life cycle process first hand.
Butterfly Garden (2018 spring)