Growing Wetlands – specifics

Growing Wetlands in the Classroom

Program Specifics

This program is run in partnership with the Elizabeth River Project. However, each organization’s Growing Wetlands in the Classroom program is administered differently. The details below are for schools participating within the City of Virginia Beach under the direction of Lynnhaven River NOW. Schools outside of the City of Virginia Beach should contact Robin Dunbar, Education Manager with the Elizabeth River Project at 757-399-7487.

Dollar Tree’s Growing Wetlands in the Classroom program aligns well with the Virginia Standards of Learning and STEM.

All new participants are placed on a waiting list and participation is determined in November on a first-come, first served basis. Participation is limited to a certain number of teachers, determined by the program’s level of funding. It is advantageous to be put on the waiting list now by contacting Jody. If you decide later that you are no longer interested, just let Jody know when she sends out the information in late fall.

The Growing Wetlands in the Classroom program runs January through May.

There is a mandatory training class one Saturday in January for new teachers. Returning teachers are always welcome to come for a refresher course. New teachers’ grow labs are distributed at the training.

Plants and planting materials are available for pick up at the Lynnhaven River NOW office at a designated date and time in February.

This program pays for the grow lab, plants, soil, pots, wet box and materials, training and materials, and ongoing consultation.

In April and May, classes plant their plants on specified dates at the predetermined locations with Jody Ullmann, Education Coordinator with Lynnhaven River NOW. Classes are not required to go on transplanting field trips but it does bring the activity full-circle for the students and is highly recommended.

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Teachers work together to construct a grow lab at the mandatory teacher trainings to practice putting together their own.

 

Teacher and School Responsibilities

  • New teachers must attend a mandatory Growing Wetlands in the Classroom training in January.
  • Teachers are responsible for the setup of their grow lab, picking up plants (plugs) and materials from LRNow and transplanting the plugs into the grow systems as defined by the training. Teachers and students maintain the plants until they are ready to be transplanted.
  • Teachers schedule and organize a field trip in April, May or June. Field trip transportation, related costs and scheduling are the responsibility of the school.
  • If your group is unable to attend a field trip to plant, you must either make arrangements to plant your plants on your grounds or return them to the LRNow office by a specified time so that other groups can plant your plants.

Wetlands in the Classroom

Wetlands in the Classroom

Helen Kuhns showing Providence Elementary School students planting techniques for the Lake Trashmore shoreline. 2012

EVENTS CALENDAR

April 2019

Planting for Pollinators Workshop

April 2, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Join Trista Imrich of Wild Works of Whimsy Native Landscape Design as she teaches us how to "Plant for Pollinators". This 2-hour class is designed to give our local homeowners ideas and strategies to enhance the value to their landscape by helping to support our local pollinators, including bees, pollinating wasps, and butterflies.
****FREE****
To register email Terri@lrnow.org or call our office (757)962-5398


Bird Walk at Pleasure House Point

April 6, 2019
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Join us on Saturday, April 6 7:30-9:30am at Pleasure House Point, one of the major stopovers of migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway, to take a walk through the property in search of birds. What better way to go bird watching than with an avid Audubon birder at this ideal location! Free of charge. Email office@lrnow.org or call 757-962-5398 to register

Annual Oyster Roast

April 6, 2019
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Lynnhaven River NOW's Annual Oyster Roast


Saturday, April 6 at "THE VIEW" AT RUDEE INLET 416 Southside Road, Virginia Beach

Please Join us for our Annual Oyster Roast at a New Location in Virginia Beach. Yes! That's right. We are moving the same wonderful roast to a NEW LOCATION at Rudee Inlet. Enjoy Lynnhaven River aquacultured oysters, barbecue and beverages! Festivities include an oyster shucking contest, yard games, silent auction, live music and raffle prizes!Tickets are $75 per person. Enter our raffle to win your own oyster roast for 30 people ($10 each). We hope to see you there!

ORDER YOUR ONLINE TICKETS HERE: 

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/LynnhavenRiverNOW/Oysterroast-19-1.html

**Early Bird Special Prices for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Waterway Cleanup

April 13, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join volunteers and help clean up Virginia Beach Waterways. Cleanups are mostly kid-friendly. Results of Lynnhaven River Now’s cleanup efforts are available here. For additional information visit: Waterway Cleanups

 Old Moose Lodge, water-based with limited land access

To register to participate in a waterway cleanup please email office@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398

Advocacy Dinner at Croc's on 19th St

April 29, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Join us at Croc's 19th Street Bistro on Monday, April 29th, for dinner and conversation about environmental advocacy topics.

Seats are limited.  Please register today by emailing Office@LRNow.org or calling 757-962-6398.  Cost is $15 and includes your choice of dinner entree.

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