Posted by: Leanna | February 21, 2013
Stewardship in Action
Stewardship in Action is a class that you most likely won’t find in a regular high school.
Stewardship in Action (or SIA for short) takes place every Wednesday afternoon after the Colleges and Careers speaker and gives students a chance to work on stewardship projects around campus. Students are broken up into groups based on an interest survey they took at the very beginning of the semester. There are many different groups to accommodate the students’ diverse interests. Groups include bird feeding and monitoring, trail building and maintenance, cold frame construction, campus sustainability, ecological monitoring, habitat improvement, apiary improvement, the list goes on!
Since it’s early in the semester, groups are working on the very beginnings of their projects. Some projects involve quite a bit of research to get started!
Connar and Madi assemble shelves for herb planters
Maddie F. and Sabrina help sterilize planters
Kierra and Erin washing planters
Connar, Kierra, Madi, and Sabrina planting herbs
Grant collecting recycling
Matt and Ella researching composting
Bri and Grant researching composting
Dana finishing up the Phenology book cover
Josh, Jason, Nick, and Devan work on assembling the rest of the Phenology book
Josh and Jason labeling Phenology book pages
Dana and Nick put some finishing touches on the cover art and binding
The Ecological Monitoring of Lowenwood group: Nick, Jason, Josh, Devan, and Dana (not pictured Fritz)
Lyn displays the Bird Feeding and Monitoring group’s timeline
Annie, Drew, Sarah T., Emily, and Emma discussing bird feeding and monitoring
Sarah T. scrutinizing her birdseed
Drew passes out the birdseed
Sarah T. and Emma B. filling up bird feeders