The Waltham Y Meadow Club
An environmentally empowering, youth enrichment
program made possible through the partnership between
Meadowscaping for Biodiversity and the Waltham YMCA
Meadowscaping for Biodiversity is a project-based, outdoor, environmental education program with a vision of “Healing the Earth through Education—One Meadow at a Time.” https://www.facebook.com/biodiversityEDUCATON/?pnref=lhc We teach children (and adults) to be good stewards of the Earth through our custom-designed, eight-unit interdisciplinary curriculum. In our proactive approach, participants plant, maintain, and study a native-plant meadow (ecosystems garden) that builds biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Native-plant meadows attract pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, moths, and birds and sustain millions of creatures below and above ground. We do not use pesticides or other toxic chemicals because of their negative health effects on the environment and people.
Here’s the link to the story in the Globe West section of the Sunday Boston Globe, August 14, 2016. The published title is “Cultivating Education.Children plant a meadow at the Waltham YMCA and get a lesson in biodiversity."
For a laugh, check out our Pollinators in a Pickle! rap song. We were teaching the campers the song before our performance when a Black Swallowtail flitted around our garden and settled on the phlox -- just long enough for all the children to see it. It was so special. Check out the Aug. 18th entry video on http://www.facebook.com/WalthamYMCA/