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Busy Bees: Students at PQ Learn About Important Pollinators

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Students learn about the importance of pollinator plants before planting them in the ground at the PQ garden. Credits: Photo courtesy of North Salem Central School District
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Fifth grade teacher Virginia Tate gets ready to help students put plants into PQ's native plant garden. Credits: Photo courtesy of North Salem Central School District
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Credits: Photo courtesy of North Salem Central School District
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Students gear up to put native plants into the PQ garden soil. Credits: Photo courtesy of North Salem Central School District
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(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --Fifth graders at Pequenakonck Elementary School, who are learning about plant and environmental studies, recently attended an assembly discussing the importance of pollination. At the assembly, which was sponsored by the PQ PTO, students learned about the importance of pollinators in the world, and why it is important to support their habitats by planting plants and flowers native to the North Salem area. Students spent the day turning the PQ garden into a pollinator garden. They planted numerous bee-and-butterfly-attracting flowers. The plants were either seedlings students started in the classroom, or seeds that were sown directly into the garden itself. Some of the flowers students planted were: milkweed, swamp milkweed, butterfly weed, Joe-pye weed, calendula, sunflower, and poppies. PQ Assistant Principal Julio Vazquez said it was a valuable exercise for the fifth graders. “This project served to develop our students’ communicator, collaborator, critical and creative thinking skills, and also allowed the students to actively display citizenship by caring for our environment,” Vazquez said.

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