Activity: Pollinator Gardens
Students plant a pollinator garden on the school property. They have the option to research pollinator life cycles and plan the garden themselves, or to plant a “pop-up” pollinator garden (Oakvillegreen Conservation Association) using a kit. Mathematics can be integrated into the planning of the garden by asking students to determine area of the garden, volume of soil required based on the area and desired depth, mass of soil required based on density, mass of soil and compost based on required ratio, etc.
If it is not feasible to plant a garden at the school, it may be possible to arrange for the students to volunteer in a community garden.
At this time, workshops to implement pollinator gardens on school property can be offered only to a limited number of schools. For schools in Oakville, these workshops are offered through a partnership with Oakvillegreen Conservation Association.