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Hall High School Conservation Garden is Saving Species!

Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists from the Bureau, LaSalle and Marshall-Putnam University of Illinois Extension program visited Hall High School Conservation Garden on September 15th.   The day was spent engaged with students demonstrating how to save the world one seed at a time.  All levels of Biology Classes were presented materials about the importance of pollinators and native plantings. Maintaining healthy relationships between us and our ecosystems are extremely important in ensuring the survival of all species.

Master Gardener Barb Dahlbach discusses pollination with students from Hall High School
Master Gardener Barb Dahlbach discusses pollination with students from Hall High School

Students received research-based information from University of Illinois. This information, partnered with the hands-on guidance from Master Gardeners/Naturalists, provided students with a sound understanding of the types of pollinators, their native host plants, and the importance of pollination to the survival of our species. Students learned how to identify native plants and gather seeds to be stratified for planting in the Spring. 

The University of Illinois Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will return to Hall High School to teach the students the stratification and sowing process. Students will learn valuable lessons in planting seeds for the future and preservation of our native ecosystems.  Conservation efforts are alive and well at Hall High school.

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