Vol. 15 No. 1
"He who plants a tree plants a hope" - Lucy Larcom
In this issue...
Landscape for Learning
As reported in prior newsletters, Landscape for Learning includes a number of projects to create outdoor learning areas on our school grounds. It's a partnership between the Grosse Ile School District and the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy. In 2006 the GINLC received a grant for $3000 from the Grosse lle Rotary and its district office to support the design and construction of interpretive signs for the Geology Learning Centers at the Grosse Ile Schools. Along with an additional $2000 donated in the 2005-2006 time frame from the Richard & Rosalind Meyer Family Foundation the conservancy crow has sufficient funds to complete the implementation of the Geology Rocks! signs along with a curriculum guide for local teachers who want to use the areas. The project includes technical support from educational and scientific staff at the Cranbrook Institute of Science to insure accuracy and educational merit.
As the Grosse
Ile township schools progresses with construction projects related to
the approved Bond and Sinking Fund, GINLC will continue to partner with
them to incorporate Landscape for Learning initiatives in the plans. The
landscaping of the "1911" plot at the Middle School in an earth-friendly,
low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing manner is a primary objective
of the conservancy along with installation of rain gardens at all of the
school sites. For more information on the Landscape for Learning designs.
please go to "Education"
to access the conceptual plans for the schools. While there you can also
learn about rain gardens.