Bee Hotel — Green Club Montreal

Check out this wonderful Bee Hotel project from St. Monica Daycare students! Now this is a winter session well spent! Our Green Club has been working on creating a bee habitat for many weeks this winter. We finally finished our project by decorating our bee hotel with beads, paint and designs! We learned about how…

Garden Cookies! — Green Club Montreal

Have you made “garden cookies” for your garden yet? Check out this great post from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Green Club! Did you know your garden might have a sweet tooth? We made “garden cookies,” (actually seed bombs) for our schoolyard garden! Using soil, clay, water and seeds, we used our hands to make the…

Green Club: Edible Art

Have you ever used cut up fruits and vegetables to create art? Well Ms. Shannon’s Green Club students did just that this past January and designed some delectable creations! Based on an idea from Salad People by Mollie Katzen, students put together their favourite animals, landscape scenes, self portraits and more by using the variety…

Coronation: Pollinator Garden Flourishes!

Remember in June what Coronation’s brand new Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat pollinator garden looked like? What a difference a summer makes! The bees absolutely love the pink Cosmos, white Yarrow and those tall purple Anise Hyssop! The bees have gotten so fat from all the delicious nectar, Mr. Ryan Oxley has seen them taking naps…

Coronation: Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat

B.A.S.E. Green Club students at Coronation Elementary School officially opened their schoolyard garden on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, and received their “Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat” plaque from the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) as part of the WILD Spaces program. Mr. Ryan Oxley, B.A.S.E. Green Initiative Advisor, applied for the certification earlier this year and Coronation Elementary…

General Vanier: Pollinator Hotels

Grade 4-5-6 students from General Vanier Elementary School discovered the importance of pollinators and the magic of the honeybee! It turns out that not all bugs are pests, and that some insects are essential in order for our gardens and urban ecosystems to thrive. Even scary bugs like spiders eat other pests, and others, like…