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New Caterpillars, New Digs!

Welcome to Chez CaterpillarHave you seen their new home? These caterpillars, born in captivity, right here at 512 Carroll Street next to the ducks and the chick in Mrs. Kathy’s science room, lived their first days in a jar. Now they’ve moved into a dreamy terrarium complete with branches, fresh herbs, natural light and open…

Earth’s Birthday Project: A Gift To The Inclusions Garden

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Behind the scenes: Our new Dropcam captures every move of the painted lady larvae

Since Earth’s Birthday Project distributed the cup full of caterpillars through Grow To Learn last week, the students have had their eyes on their development. Now, thanks to the generous grant from National Educational Environment Foundation (NEEF), we can watch them round the clock — and record them — with our newly installed Caterpillar Cam. Want to watch? Send a note to garden@ps372pta.org to get an electronic invitation. See more here.

Good Garden Grant News!

We’re happy to report that the school garden has been awarded two new grants over the past two months! 1) Gearing Up Youth for National Environment Education Week $2500. for a “Caterpillar Cam” that will help students at both sites observe remotely insects in the garden. (See grant application here.) 2) Nature Conservancy’s Nature Works…