4th Grade Greenspace Stewardship

  • Location
    Gren Mountain Falls, Colorado
  • Status
  • Age Level
    8 to 10 Years

The Problem

Our fourth-grade class is thrilled to engage in environmental and community stewardship through greenspace adoption. This project aligns perfectly with our studies on native plant species and the detrimental effects of non-native invasive plants. Our goal is not only to beautify the area but also to create a sustainable ecosystem that promotes biodiversity and environmental stewardship. The community garden we envision will serve multiple purposes. Firstly, it will showcase native plant species that our class has extensively studied, emphasizing their importance in our local ecosystem. Additionally, we plan to utilize the space to educate our community about the harms of non-native invasive plant species and the significance of preserving native flora. By incorporating herbs into the garden, we aim to provide a valuable resource for the community to enjoy and utilize in their daily lives. The chosen adopted greenspace has unfortunately been neglected, suffering from erosion and invasive weed takeover. With this grant, we hope to transform it into a vibrant and thriving garden that not only addresses these issues but also serves as a gathering place for our community. Our class is deeply committed to community stewardship, regularly engaging in various activities aimed at improving our surroundings. With your support, we are confident that we can make a positive impact and create a lasting legacy for generations to come. Thank you for considering our grant application.

Our Plan

Our class will be mitigating further damage to our greenspace from erosion and invasive plant species. We will be working with a local landscaper to prevent erosion and return our site to a healthy and thriving space for locals, people and animals alike, to enjoy.

Themes Addressed

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    Habitat Destruction
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    Invasive Species
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The Benefit

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