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Grand Award

2nd Place
3-EN02-C

Pollinator Palooza

Energy and Environmental Engineering
Shannon Maxon class

Grade:
3
Teacher:
Shannon Maxon

"DURING OUR LIFE SCIENCE UNIT BACK IN OCTOBER, OUR CLASS SPENT A DAY LEARNING ABOUT POLLINATORS. WE STARTED MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN WHAT WE WERE LEARNING AND OUR EVERYDAY LIVES. POLLINATORS ARE BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS, HUMMINGBIRDS, BATS, AND BEES; THINGS WE SEE EVERYDAY! OUR CLASS STARTED ASKING QUESTIONS WHY ARE POLLINATORS IMPORTANT? WHAT POLLINATORS LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY? ARE THEY ENDANGERED? WE USED AN ONLINE RESOURCE TO LOOK UP SPECIFIC POLLINATORS IN OUR AREA AND DETERMINED THEIR RISK OF EXTINCTION LEVEL. WE FOUND THAT AT LEAST ONE TYPE OF EACH POLLINATOR IN OUR COMMUNITY RANGES FROM NEAR THREATENED ENDANGERED. KNOWING THIS INFORMATION LEAD OUR CLASS TO OUR NEXT QUESTIONS WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP? WE DECIDED TO LEARN ALL THAT WE COULD ABOUT THESE POLLINATORS DIFFERENT STUDENTS CHOSE DIFFERENT POLLINATORS TO FOCUS ON AND WE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO CREATE A POLLINATOR GARDEN TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR OUR HUMMINGBIRDS, BATS, BEES, MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES. WE WILL CREATE DIFFERENT PROTOTYPES TO CREATE A SAFE, INVITING, AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY GARDEN FOR OUR POLLINATORS."


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One thought on “Pollinator Palooza

  1. Great class project. Really shows the results of people working together to enhance a very important part of our natural systems.

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