LOLA: Lenart Outdoor Learning Area

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Status
  • Age Level
    5 to 7 Years
    8 to 10 Years
    11 to 13 Years

The Problem

To establish a native butterfly garden on our school property to close the gap that exists between urban students and nature. The garden at Lenart will teach students how to be good stewards of the environment and provide them with a sense of accomplishment and responsibility as well as establish an entire native plant community, which host plants AND nectar plants that are necessary for monarchs.

Our Plan

First, we planted more than 398 seedlings and 36 one-pint plants into a 525-square area in the summer of 2022. Our goal is to continue to expand our native garden -- ultimately, creating a native prairie for pollinators and bees on the north lawn of our school property. By expanding our native garden, we will create a native garden of at least 2,000 square feet on the southside of Chicago.

Themes Addressed

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    Habitat Destruction
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    Migratory species
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The Benefit

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