In 2019 the endangered rusty patched bumblebee became the state bee… and prairie plants are coming to the rescue. In this course you will be a superhero too when you design a pocket prairie garden that supports pollinators, sinks carbon from the atmosphere and even acts as a rain garden for clean water. Test the soil, ecology web, and bioblitz right where you live. Hands-on activities combine art and nature play while developing skills of 4 dimensional systems thinking. Students will also be invited to share their Superhero Plant Story with their neighbors through creating a book, a grant for plants, or a mini-movie. ($10 course fee)
Prairie Plants Are Superheroes!
About Online ExplorSchool
For Students In Grades 5 – 8
MITY’s Online ExplorSchool provides bright students with the opportunity to explore a topic of interest with similarly motivated peers. The goal is to keep students challenged and engaged as they build, create, and solve real world problems. Each class features a variety of activities that take students away from a screen as they use their hands to design and construct. Importantly, students also have opportunities to socialize with their peers through non-academic activities.