Wild Ones Visit CA Frost Environmental Science Academy

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Wild Ones Visit CA Frost Environmental Science Academy

By Linda Gary, Wild Ones River City President

Several Wild Ones members had a chance to share their knowledge and excitement about native plants and biodiversity with 3 classes of 2nd graders at CA Frost Environmental Science Academy in March. Amy Paul, E-Lab Teacher at CA Frost coordinated the visit.

Students learned why native plants are so important and read a cool book about a family who discovers how to bring more insects and birds into their yard by planting native plants. The highlight of the program was making seed balls. Every student got a tray filled with clay, soil, sand, and native plant seeds that they mixed and then shaped into small balls. Students planted their seed balls at their school on April 22 during their Earth Day Celebration.

If you’d like to see how much CA Frost students have learned about native plants this year, you are invited to their Habitat Community Event on May 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! This event has been planned and coordinated by the students. 

To make your own seed balls, visit:

Margaret Atwood says: “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Hope that you are finding many days this season where that is the case! The CA Frost 2nd graders recommend it!

Linda Gary, Wild Ones River City Chapter President