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Second Graders Dig Into Annual Wildflower Project

ESD's second-grade wildflower project finished just in time for this week's rain. This annual project typically takes place at ESD's Wolf Run Outdoor Education Center. It relocated to Merrell Road this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

While the location changed, the heart of the project remained the same: Students make planters using old hand tools from the ranch, then fill their boxes by planting flowers. Wildflower seed balls are handcrafted and thrown into a designated area. Each session ends with a short hike and some reflection time. 

This year, each homeroom was divided into three small groups. The students' flower boxes will be placed around the Merrell Road Campus. We are hopeful some of the handmade seed balls sprout flowers next year by the Quarry.