VIDEO: Schoolyard Habitats Matter

Check out this great video introduction to schoolyard habitats. The video shows kids excitedly exploring a lush habitat as butterflies flutter around. One little girl comments “When I saw that butterfly, I thought how nature really IS beautiful…” Watch to learn why Schoolyard Habitats, like the project here in Austin, are important to wildlife and children.

We can’t wait for Austin schoolchildren to experience the same thrill at the Rocks to Roots demonstration habitat!

The Schoolyard Habitats program was created in 1996 to meet the growing interest and distinct needs of schools and school districts in creating and restoring wildlife habitat on school grounds. These wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn about wildlife species and ecosystems, but also outdoor classrooms where they hone their academic skills and nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.

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