Spring has Sprung!

It officially feels like spring in the Lexington Avenue Primary School garden! Flowers are blooming all over the place and the fruit trees are budding.

In two classes I taught the kids about the food chain discussing how energy is transferred from the sun, to plants, to secondary consumers, and then to tertiary consumers. With my third class I focused our class on flowers! I gathered a few different types of flowers and the kids looked at them through the magnifying glass. We identified the stamen, anther, filament, and pollen in each flower. At the end of class the kids gathered bunches of flowering rosemary and thyme to take home and share with their families.

-Ranger Claire

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Claire Heddles

Claire is a researcher and sociologist who grew up in Tucson, AZ. She loves being outside and sharing the joy of growing with the kids at Utah Street School.