Building a Mini-Park and Bird Sanctuary
Introduce students to the joys of having and caring for a garden, while taking an active role as environmental stewards. The long-term result will be to create a quiet area for students and others to read or find peace in the community or neighborhood.
Through the use of a trade book, students will see that a garden is a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They will see that a garden is to be shared.
Students will analyze how a garden helps others in ways that are not always thought of when thinking of a garden. They will see that a garden is to be shared.
Students will identify an area that would benefit from a mini-park.
In planning their act of philanthropy, students will identify types of gardens and discuss what is practical for the garden they are planning to build.
Students will learn about the variety of plants that could be put into the garden and make the selection of best plants for the area. Students will shop for plants and seeds.
Students will observe that all soil is not of the correct composition for growing plants desirable for the garden. Garden size and geographic orientation will be determined.