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Dunlap Grade School, Dunlap, Peoria County
In spring 2015, forty-seven students of grades two through four at Dunlap Grade School planted a butterfly garden on the school grounds. The garden increased habitat available for native butterflies and other pollinators. It also allowed the students to interact with and learn about nature in an environment that promotes creativity and hands-on-learning. The topics of plants, insects and weather have been studied in the garden. Students are involved in maintaining the garden. This project was developed with the support of a Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, US. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife and Illinois Conservation Foundation.