MS Students begin wetlands conservation project!

Author: Heather StClair  • 

Despite the rain and chilly temperatures, our Middle Schoolers had a great time with the initial phase of their Get Hip to Habitat project and year-long partnership with the Galveston Bay Foundation!

After a quick drive down to Baytown, our students spent yesterday learning about the types, functions and importance of wetlands, and harvesting smooth cord grass (1,200 stems) to plant on campus. The kids were awesome – they worked hard and learned so much, and had a ton of fun doing it!

This afternoon was then spent setting up mini-marsh grass nurseries here on campus. Over the course of the year, these students will cultivate their grasses and monitor the growth and health of their mini-marshes by regularly testing and maintaining the proper environmental parameters of their nurseries – until April or May when they’ll transplant their flourishing marsh grass to selected restoration sites in Galveston!

 

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