Bringing Classroom Lessons to Life at 6th Avenue

Mr. Chevre’s class at 6th Avenue has been studying insects and pollinators in the classroom lately, so it was very exciting to find those same bugs living right outside in our garden this week! After we talked about all the different types of insects that live in the garden and the roles they play, we went hunting for the real things! We found dragonflies, bumblebees, roly polies, and more! Since the students had already studied the grasshopper’s mating call and the act of pollination, it was especially engaging to see dragonflies flying from flower to flower and a grasshopper’s long legs ready for calling a mate.


~ranger eleanor

A model of a cricket students had studied in the classroom.

Students gather close to see tiny ants and a roly poly hiding in the soil.

A grasshopper rubs it’s long, bumpy legs together to make its mating call.

Eleanor Goodrich

Eleanor is a garden ranger from Appalachian Virginia. After moving to Los Angeles from her sustainable family farm, eleanor loves sharing her love of food, nature, and dirt with the children of Los Angeles!