Native Species Booklets

  • Location
    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Group Type
    Community-Based Program

The Problem

Native Species Awareness, Identification & Curiosity

Our Plan

Informative Booklet creation each week at our local farmer & artisan market. Every Saturday, from May until November, we will have a table with materials to add to a booklet of native plants, fungi & animals. Next year, we plan on doing projects with invasive species, such as papermaking, fabric dying and recipes. We hope we can attract more members to our group and collaborate on a local project to benefit native species over this summer or autumn.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Endangered Species
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    Invasive Species
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

Despite missing the first farmers markets to distribute our booklets, we were able to create a product that is both adorable and informative about native species.

Through this project I/we learned:

We all learned about native species and general facts about each one. Our awareness has been expanded!

What I/we might change:

to have more examples at our table, instead of drawings. It would be great to have a cast of their tracks, etc. I would also consider having a copy center collate the pages instead of doing it by hand.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

the diligence to keep adding pages of native species each week to the booklets - We have learned native species here and there as we explore life, but this was a direct pursuit to form a real perspective about how important these species are. I hope the people who read through the booklets think so too :-)

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

If you are creating booklets, the metal brads worked very well for people to add pages to.

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