Monday, April 27, 2009

Kids can do science with sunflowers and insects

There's an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the Great Sunflower project.

Highly recommended.

Also, starting this year, participants can make observations on native plants, including bee balm (Monarda), tickseed (Coreopsis) and goldenrod (Solidago.)

Join the project and contribute your observations. It's easy and fun.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tribal and city kids help Monarchs and pollinators

In Michigan's Upper Penninsula, teens from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) and urban youth from Marquette are helping Monarchs and other pollinators. In 2008 they built butterfly homes and raised native plants that they will plant in 2009.

Their project is called the Zaagkii Project

See the write-up here for details.