We are on the brink of a very special project at Terrace Community Middle School. We are preparing an outdoor classroom for our middle school students to have hands-on experience with ecology, biodiversity and wildlife monitoring.
This property is granted to the school by the SWFWMD and is at current, a modified wetland in a natural oak hammock. We have recently been granted $500 by the Temple Terrace Garden Club to remove invasive plants and restore the area with Florida native plants. The Suncoast Native Plant Society has also committed to invest time and boots-on-the-ground efforts to teach students about invasive plants by volunteering to assist in the identification and removal with parent volunteers.
Our first partnership work day is Thursday, November 19th beginning at 8:30AM.
Seventh grade students, Science teachers and parent volunteers will be working with the local Suncoast Native Plant Society at 11734 Jefferson Rd. Thonotosassa, FL. 33592.
We would like to invite you to visit the campus in the morning and learn more about our project.
Our blog: http://tcmsecosystems.edublogs.org/ outlines the goals of the project, partners, activities, curriculum and timeline.