is very different from beautification...Schoolyard naturalization focuses
on process rather than product. The ultimate goal is for all participants
to learn the steps it takes to create a naturalized site. The real benefits...come
when students are involved in every step. (taken from “Grounds
for Change - A Users Guide to Schoolyard Naturalization)
of the Naturalization Project
Improve school grounds.
Restore areas of natural habitat to provide an interesting landscape for
creative play and learning.
Promote understanding of nature in urban areas.
Empower students to take positive action in shaping their school environment.
involve students and the school community in the process of creating a
natural habitat for play and learning.
Check out some of the images from our naturalization area, called "Marion's Meadow" ... I hear there is an "official sign post" in the works!
Thanks again to those currently working on this project.
Thank you once again to the many parents and volunteers who helped make "Marion's Meadow" a reality. Thanks again to those who continue to monitor the growth, development and sustainability of this natural area for students, and the community at large.
Harry Chase, MLA for Calgary-Varisty, officially opened "Marion's Meadow" to the public in 2008. Did you know that Harry Chase was a teacher before joining the political life and even taught at FE Osborne, right beside Marion Carson!