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  Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant Program   

Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant Program

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Baldwin Intermediate School, Quincy
This project allowed students of grades four through six to transform a school courtyard into a laboratory for studying Illinois biodiversity.

        

Belleville East High School, Belleville
Students in grades 10-12 installed a pond on the school grounds.

Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students planted a prairie habitat on the museum grounds.


Bushnell-Prairie City Community Unit School District #170, Bushnell
Existing wildlife habitat on the school grounds was enhanced by students of grades 8-12 with new plantings.

Bushnell-Prairie City Community Unit School District #170, Bushnell - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students installed a habitat to attrract birds.

Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center, Chicago
Students built bird houses.

Caring Hands Day Care, La Salle
Students planted a butterfly garden/prairie plot.

Cathedral School, Springfield
Students of grades five and six installed a butterfly garden.
- USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds

Cathedral School

Collinsville Area Recreation District, Collinsville
Children planted a prairie plot.

Conyers Learning Academy, Rolling Meadows
Prekindergarten students worked to expand an existing butterfly garden.

Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students from Charleston High School worked on a woodland restoration project.

Earlville Community Unit School District #9, Earlville - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students of grades nine through 12 constructed a butterfly garden.

Earlville CUSD 9

Effingham High School, Effingham - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students developed a bird and butterfly garden.

Fairview Elementary School, Springfield - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students of grades kindergarten through five constructed a butterfly garden.

Fairview Elementary School

Galesburg High School, Galesburg - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
High school students seeded a prairie plot.

Galesburg High School

Glenwood Elementary School, Chatham
Students installed a rain garden.

Harlem Middle School, Loves Park
The students developed a rain garden in the school courtyard.

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Harper Elementary School, Wilmette
A prairie habitat garden was designed, planted and nurtured by students in grades kindergarten through three.

Hawthorne Early Childhood School, Wheeling
Students developed an outdoor classroom.

Heartland Community College Early Childhood Program, Normal
Students planted a butterfly garden.

Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield

This pollinator garden was established in 2011.

Hillsboro Clovers 4-H Club
Students from grades one through high school worked to develop a butterfly garden with native plants. They use the site for studying and photographing butterflies and flowers.

  

Holy Family Catholic Academy, Inverness - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students developed a rain garden and planted a prairie garden.

Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, Jacksonville
Students planted trees to increase bird habitat on the school grounds.

Journeys School, Jerseyville
Students planted a garden to attract hummingbirds.

Le Roy Elementary School, Le Roy - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Scouts planted a butterfly garden.

Lewistown Central School, Lewistown
Students of grades four through eight constructed an outdoor classroom.

Lincoln College, Lincoln
Students in grades kindergarten through college assisted in the development of a demonstration pond for wetland education.

Lincoln College, Lincoln
Students of grades kindergarten through 12 planted a butterfly garden.

Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, Frankfort
High school students planted native forbs along an informational prairie trail at the school.


  

Maine East High School, Park Ridge - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students worked on a restoration project for an existing oak savanna area.

Malone's Early Learning Center, Carterville - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Prekindergarten students helped to create an outdoor learning center.

Malone's Early Learning Center

Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School, Urbana - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students of grades kindergarten through five installed native plants in the courtyard.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School

Martinsville Elementary School, Martinsville
Development of an outdoor classroom was the goal of this project that will be used by all grades at the school.

 

 

Midwest Central High School, Manito
Students constructed a butterfly garden.

Minooka Community High School, Minooka - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
High school students worked on a prairie restoration.

Minooka High School

Montessori Children's House of North Barrington, North Barrington
Students planted a butterfly garden.

Montessori School of Lemont, Lemont - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students developed a butterfly garden.

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, Chicago - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
High school students worked to increase the plant diversity in a prairie plot.

Murphysboro Middle School, Murphysboro - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students planted a native prairie and pollinator garden.

New Central Grade School, Havana
Enhancing an established prairie garden was the goal of this project.

North Clay High School, Louisville - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students of grades 11 and 12 built a bird and butterfly garden.

North Clay High School

Orland Junior High School, Orland Park - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students planted a butterfly garden.

Oswego East High School, Oswego - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
The students worked on a restoration project for a prairie and a wetland on the school grounds.

Pathway Connections Childcare Center, Lisle - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students planted a butterfly garden.

Peoria Park District, Edwards - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Children planted an area with vegetation to attract hummingbirds.

Peotone High School, Peotone - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students developed a garden to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Proesser Career Academy, Chicago
Students built and installed wood duck nesting boxes at a local park district site and in a second project planted a prairie plot at the school.

Riverview Grade School, East Peoria - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
A butterfly garden was developed by students of grades prekindergarten through eight.

St. John the Baptist School, Smithton - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students of grades kindergarten through eight constructed an outdoor garden classroom.

St. John the Baptist School

Sugar Grove Nature Center, McLean
A monarch waystation garden was established by students of grades kindergarten through 12.

Sullivan Elementary School, Sullivan
An existing prairie habitat was enhanced with new plantings by students in grades kindergarten through five.

Taylor Ridge Elementary School, Taylor Ridge
Students in grade three planted native trees, shrubs and grasses to enhance the outdoor learning center.

Thomas Middle School, Arlington Heights - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students of grades six through eight planted a butterfly garden.

Traughber Junior High School, Oswego
Students cleared the site and planted a native prairie plot.

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Traughber Junior High School, Oswego
A native trees section was added to the outdoor study area by students of grades six through eight.

United West Elementary School, Monmouth
Students planted a garden to attract birds and butterflies.

Washington Middle School, Springfield

This garden was established in 2004. These views are from 2011.

Wee Folks Child Care, Decatur

This butterfly garden was established in 2010 (first image). The last two images are from 2011.

Wethersfield Community Unit School District 230, Kewanee
Students constructed a butterfly garden for a shaded area.

Whittier Elementary School, Wheaton - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students of grades kindergarten through five installed a pollinator garden.

William Butler School, Lockport - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students installed a butterfly garden/prairie plot.

William E. Young School, Homer Glen - USEPA Environmental Education Grant Funds
Students planted a butterfly garden.

 

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