St. Peter Lutheran School, Schaumburg, Cook County
Prekindergarten through eighth grade students constructed a butterfly garden at St. Peter Lutheran School in Schaumburg in the spring of 2015. Approximately 300 students will be able to learn from the garden and the wildlife it attracts. These students provided habitat for butterflies and other wildlife species as well as adding a new resource for teachers to use in their lessons. Students will work to maintain the garden, too. 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.