Wild Ones Northwoods Gateway Chapter recently partnered with North Elementary School
FOR THE ANTIGO TIMES
On one of their last field trips of the year, Ms. Danielle Cox’s grade 4K class and Ms. Emily Sherfinski’s 1st grade class came to visit the Butterfly Garden. This year in their classrooms, the children have been learning about pollinators and native plants. This was a perfect time to bring them to the garden. Ann Savagianand, Julie Rose, retired teachers, and Wild Ones members, read the students two books, “Monarch Come Play With Me” and “The Reason for a Flower.” Many books like these can be found in our local Library. The children had hundreds of delightful questions that were answered by Ann & Julie.
Both grades received apple juice and a treat with 4K receiving their own butterfly wings to wear and 1st grade received a native plant to bring home. Local chapter President Christine Macklem said, “It is our goal to continue to work with the schools in our county and surrounding areas. We look forward to the new school year.”
While the children were learning about the garden several members of our chapter were working on phase two, planting the new berm garden. Our fundraising efforts continue to help our garden become a destination spot for all who enjoy gardening. Our chapter with phase two would like to purchase the following items: A powder coated aluminum kiosk with a display case, bulletin board and display area for names of donations levels of $500- $15,000; Four powder coated benches, handicapped educational display signs, educational handouts, etc.
Donations from individuals, businesses & organizations have made this garden become a reality. Many individuals have sent money in memory of a loved one. You can pick up brochures about the garden at the site.
Donations can be sent to Co-Vantage Credit Union, P.O Box 107, Antigo, WI. Please write Butterfly Garden on the check and a receipt will be mailed to you.
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