Consider a Pollinator-Friendly Garden...

Saturday, January 7, 2012 by

Tips for Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Article by the Nation Garden Bureau Every year in June, there is one week designated as National Pollinator Week.  In an effort to perpetuate such a great cause, National Garden Bureau offers help in planning a pollinator-friendly garden. Pollinators can include bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, bats and beetles.  The first three are the most popular pollinators when it comes to gardening, and there are great resources for choosing flowers and plants for those three. The non-profit group, Pollinator Partnership, has a very informative, easy-to-use tool on their website that allows you to enter your zip code to generate an area-specific planting guide that will help you create a pollinator-friendly garden. In addition to simply creating a pollinator-friendly garden, anyone can take it one step further and create a Certified...

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Share the Natural Wonders of Illinois with Your Students...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by

The Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Program provides funding for educators and their students to visit the natural wonders of our state.  Teachers may apply for up to $500 to be used for transportation and substitute teacher costs.  Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Application Form and Instructions.  Application deadline: January 31, 2011 Other grants include the Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat: Action Grant Program.  Involve your students in hands-on natural resources stewardship.  Application Form and Instructions.  Application Deadline: November 30,...

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