NOAA B-Wet Children in Nature Grant
Children in Nature with support from the NOAA B-Wet Grant is filling dreams of outdoor habitats/classrooms for two districts! Caesar Rodney School District expanded 3 of their natural spaces so students really can be in nature with specific goals of getting to know native plant species, the water cycle, really going green and more! Community members in the Caesar Rodney School Districts can see these exciting habitats at CR High School, Postlethwait Middle School and W. Reily Brown Elementary School.
Laurel School District is in the process of planting, seeding and building an outdoor habitat on the grounds of the high school and middle school. Laurel students could be seen displaying their own green thumbs while planting native species on the school grounds in rain gardens and around the pond. The district will continue with the development of the habitat throughout the 2017-2018 school year. All of the habitats will be used to increase environmental literacy and awareness across the state of Delaware.
YCC Volunteers pictured from left to right: Larissa Rivera-Butler (19), Matthew Kirkhoff (20), Asaymu Swen (23)
Through our work on the NOAA B-WET grant, Delaware Children in Nature is developing MWEE's for two school Delaware school districts. MWEE's are Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences that include outdoor and classroom learning while promoting environmental literacy and locally relevant, experiential learning.
For more information on MWEE's visit: http://www.noaa.gov/explainers/noaa-meaningful-watershed-educational-experience