May 14, 2018 – During the 2017-2018 school year the NNDSB Parent Involvement Committee partnered with the Georgian Bay Biosphere to offer 6 free events for families across the school board. The events were designed to increase parent engagement in learning, while providing participants with an opportunity to develop an increasing awareness of the importance of habitat and the environment.
Under the title of “Growing with the Biosphere”, sessions were held in which students and parents were able to learn more about Monarch Butterflies and Mason Bees. Families were provided with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with respect to seed starting and veggie gardening.
The final event was held at Humphrey Public School on May 10th, 2018 where a group of elementary students and their families had the unique experience of building homes for Mason Bees. The event also involved the creation of seed starting pods to grow the important plants for our pollinators.
These homes and seeds will be placed in the Humphrey Public School community as a part of their new Outdoor Learning Space.
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