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Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant Program


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

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

Cathedral School, Springfield
Students of grades five and six installed a butterfly garden.

Cathedral School

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

Earlville Community Unit School District #9, Earlville
Students of grades nine through 12 constructed a butterfly garden.

Earlville CUSD 9

Fairview Elementary School, Springfield
Students of grades kindergarten through five constructed a butterfly garden.

Fairview Elementary School

Galesburg High School, Galesburg
High school students seeded a prairie plot.

Galesburg High School

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.

Malone's Early Learning Center, Carterville
Prekindergarten students helped to create an outdoor learning center.

Malone's Early Learning Center

Minooka Community High School, Minooka
High school students worked on a prairie restoration.

Minooka High School

Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School, Urbana
Students of grades kindergarten through five installed native plants in the courtyard.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Elementary School

North Clay High School, Louisville
Students of grades 11 and 12 built a bird and butterfly garden.

North Clay High School

Riverview Grade School, East Peoria
A butterfly garden was developed by students of grades prekindergarten through eight.

St. John the Baptist School, Smithton
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.

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

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

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.


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.



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.



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



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

The garden has thrived. These images show the garden in 2011.


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

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

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Washington Middle School, Springfield

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

Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield

This pollinator garden was established in 2011.

Wee Folks Child Care, Decatur

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

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