Monday, May 24, 2010

LSU Lab School wins grant, participates in Coastal Roots

Planet Connect Grant Winner
LSU Lab School’s Environmental/BioClub is one of ten winners of the Planet Connect $1000 grant. They were chosen based on their proposal for a rain garden and storm water control. Congratulations to MerryJean Losso, Lindsey McCain, Mr. Babcock and the rest of the club.

Coastal Roots Project
Students from the LSU Laboratory School and Westdale Heights Academic Elementary Magnet School traveled to Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, La, to participate in a coastal restoration planting with the LSU Coastal Roots Program. Having grown southern bald cypress, oak and loblolly pine trees in our school’s can yard under the guidance of LSU College of Education faculty, the students transplanted the seedlings to the new site to provide food and habitat for the site’s animals, as well as to provide a way to stabilize the soil there. Plants grown by the students in their school-based nurseries are chosen by the restoration site manager based on particular location’s needs.

1 comment:

bioclub said...

Congratulations on your $1000.00 win; that is really neat!! Sounds like your group has had a very successful year. Please give them my congratulations.