Kids in Action - May 2017
Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant
Lake View High School, Chicago
The members of the Lake View High School Conservation Club decided to tackle a problem that occurs in their neighborhood and help support wildlife species at the same time. They designed and implemented a rain garden to reduce water runoff from the school grounds that regularly floods an adjacent street. They used compost that was developed from materials at school to fertilize the plants. The students created a video documentary about the project and used it to educate the local community and staff at other schools about the runoff problem and how they worked to solve it.