Students Learn About Native Pollinators and Pollination

By Matthew C. and Willie O., Student Reporters

On October 10, 6th graders at GBEMS went to Marlinton Ranger Station where they learned about pollinators and pollination. Amy Lovell, an Ecologist with Monongahela National Forest, said the purpose of the trip was for 6th students to “learn about native pollinators and their role in a healthy, functioning ecosystem.”

Students did numerous activities to expand their understanding of pollination including working in the garden planting native plants to encourage pollinators to visit, collecting native seeds to make “seed bombs” and making butterfly feeders.