Conservation Committee - Page 2

  Growing a Generation of Gardeners Program:

Trumbull Early Childhood Education Classes
First Grade Tree Planting
Third Grade Frightened Frog Programs
Madison Middle School Courtyard Project
Stern Village Gardens High School Project

Plus two new projects; Monarch Waystations and White Oak Tree

The Youth Committee

The youth committee works  with children of all ages in programs to teach about nature, gardening and environmental issues. Most programs are held in school settings or are part of scouting programs .  The committee works closely with the conservation committee on programs involving children outside the school setting.

Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center

Members teach lessons about nature and gardening to four classes of three years olds. The programs are given once a month in September, October and November and then weekly in March April and May.

First Grade Tree Planting Project 2011 to Present

The LHGC annually donates a native tree to each of the six elementary school campuses each year. First - grade students adopt the tree and journal its seasonal growth as part of their science curriculum.

Frightened Frog Programs

This is a program for third grade.  It is based on the Frightened Frog book and  tells about the environmental threats to frogs. It may also be used as a program at the Nature Center or as a story hour program in the Children’s Room of the Library.

Madison Middle School Courtyard program

During the growing season and in the better weather, members work with students from  the Courtyard Club.  They are working to rehab a large overgrown and neglected courtyard.  They remove invasives, trim, edge and mulch as well as replant.

Stern Village High School Project

In the  Spring, members work with high School students to clean and mulch individual resident’s gardens in the local Senior Housing project.
Monarch Waystations  

Two Monarch butterfly waystations are being established in Trumbull, at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center and Old Mine Park, with the hope of expanding them in other areas in the future to help restore butterfly habitats that are disappearing due to development and pesticide use. 
White Oak Tree  

In April 2016 a native white oak tree was planted at the Abraham Nichols Park as part of a planting program promoted by the Federated Garden Clubs of CT.  The oak is the quintessential wildlife plant that supports numerous species that support our ecosystem.