IDNR Schoolyard Habitat Grant Results

Students in Burpee Museum's Home School Science Class plant flowers along the museum's back terrace.

Students in Burpee Museum’s Home School Science Class plant flowers along the museum’s back terrace.

Earlier this spring Burpee Museum was selected as a recipient of an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Schoolyard Habitat Grant. This grant allowed Burpee Museum to plant native plants along the Riverfront Terrace. These plants will provide additional resources for native animals that inhabit the area, they will also attract native and migratory insects like monarch butterflies and honey bees.

Burpee Museum’s Home School Students and the New England Banner 4-H club volunteered their time to help plant the new native gardens along the terrace. The next time you visit the museum, make sure to take a moment to visit the Riverview Terrace and admire their work!

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