“Wild School Gardens” are those where kids have the chance to observe and learn about biodiversity, both wild and domestic, and how it provides ecosystem services that healthy food production depends upon. Understanding the interrelationships between our food choices, biodiversity, wildlife, and climate can be enhanced by these activities. In particular, Citizen Science monitoring can provide an opportunity to learn while contributing to scientific understanding of these issues.
Wild School Gardens have endless possibilities, including:
-Bird, bat, butterfly, pollinator houses
-Counting earthworms, birds, ladybugs
-Attracting pollinators, beneficial insects, raptors
-Recording rainfall, blossoming dates, first and last frosts