Carol A. Heiser
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Summer Care of the Schoolyard Habitat
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One of the most important aspects of ensuring that a schoolyard habitat will be successful is to “build-in” a plan for ongoing maintenance.  During the school year, if the habitat was designed with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susanne McMillan Mar 23, 2017.

 

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Susanne McMillan replied to Carol A. Heiser's discussion Summer Care of the Schoolyard Habitat
"Our project around the school (invasive species removal) went so well (once a year for one day) that we moved to another location to support the environment. Despite the fact that   I absolutley believe that taking care of a space you can see…"
Mar 23, 2017
Suz Lipman left a comment for Carol A. Heiser
"Hi Carol! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. Thank you so much for adding the discussion and information, "Summer Care of the Schoolyard Habitat". It's a great topic and I'm sure you're post will continue to be a resource for…"
Jun 14, 2011
Juliet Robertson replied to Carol A. Heiser's discussion Summer Care of the Schoolyard Habitat in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I've paid children to water the plants who live near my school. I've also had neighbours assist and school janitors too.    Another solution is to look at timed irrigation systems.    For gardening and schools books,…"
Jun 3, 2011
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Summer Care of the Schoolyard Habitat

One of the most important aspects of ensuring that a schoolyard habitat will be successful is to “build-in” a plan for ongoing maintenance.  During the school year, if the habitat was designed with curriculum connections in mind and with the intention of conducting outdoor lessons on a regular basis, then maintenance will have been incorporated directly into the lesson plans.  For example, weeding and watering are two of the most basic maintenance needs.  In order to determine whether or not a…See More
Jun 3, 2011
Rhonda Ursulak replied to Carol A. Heiser's discussion Summer Care of the Schoolyard Habitat in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I like the ideas for integrating the garden into curriculum - I am going to try that with our school. I have the garden, now I am trying to get the school more involved to use it and maintain it. The summer there is a group of 8 families that take a…"
Jun 2, 2011

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Education Program Manager and Habitat Ed. Coordinator
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VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries
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*20+ years in the Conservation Education field; Education Outreach at VDGIF in Richmond VA since 1993
*Previous experience - Conservation Specialist at John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District, and Naturalist at Fauquier County Parks and Recreation, Warrenton VA
*Certificate of Landscape Design, George Washington University
*B.S. Forestry and Wildlife, Virginia Tech
*A.S. Science, Northern VA Community College
*Published in Virginia Wildlife magazine
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http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/habitat

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At 7:03pm on June 14, 2011, Suz Lipman said…

Hi Carol! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. Thank you so much for adding the discussion and information, "Summer Care of the Schoolyard Habitat". It's a great topic and I'm sure you're post will continue to be a resource for people.

 

I hope you will continue to make yourself at home in discussions and groups, including the Natural Teachers Network. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. Hope to see you here again soon. Cheers!

 
 
 

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