Milkweed in the classroom

On May 17 Heartland Shooting Park hosted a milkweed roundup event.
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 5:41 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Heartland Shooting Park hosted a milkweed roundup event on Tuesday. In partnership with Grand Island Public Schools and Pheasants Forever, students at Grand Island Public schools are learning the benefits of conservation.

They spread seeds, planted the milkweeds that were grown in the classroom, watered them and to finish the day, the kids had juice boxes.

Biologist Amy Schaefer and Anya Covarrubias, a GIPS staff member, lead the students in planting the milkweed.

A complete curriculum and greenhouses for every elementary class in Grand Island was funded by generous donations through Pheasants Forever. The curriculum highlights the the importance of pollinators - bees and butterflies.

Students are hoping to come back in the fall to see the monarchs so they can experience first hand what they’re doing to help the butterfly population.

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