What is Enviro- Lab?
The North-east corner of our school yard at Sam Livingston School used to be asphalt and pea gravel. Phase I of our naturalization project in 2002, encompassed a total of 900 square meters. This area is now flourishing with trees, shrubs, grasses and other plants that are all representative of the grassland and foothills regions of Alberta. An added addition has been the many rabbits that frequent the area and become residents. “Sam”, as they are all named, has become our school mascot.
Thank you to everyone who helped build Enviro-
Lab Phase II. This montane region of Alberta is
now represented in our school yard naturalized
area. A huge thanks to the committee: George
Harris of Harris & Harris Site Architecture for
design and organization of materials, Cara
Gibson for organization of the project and
volunteers and Nigel Sparling for his support
with organization of the project. This
committee with Mme Laurelle worked tirelessly
to make this project a success. Thank you to
school council for their generous contributions
with money and food & drinks. Thank you to
staff for supporting the project. Thank you to
parent for your support with fundraising and
family planting nights. Merci tout le monde!
Parent volunteers and students are welcome to help tidy up the lab. We need lots of hands to pick up garbage, turn the composters, take out the weeds, trim dead branches, apply mulch, water this
area during the summer and whatever else is needed. Everyone is welcome to help out, even for short amounts of time. Feel free to "spruce up" the Envirolab whenever you can. You can help care for the Envirolab by removing garbage and pulling weeds. Remember to place weeds in the garbage rather than in compost bins.
For more information about what's happening in the Envirolab, please contact Janelle Gaudet, School Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org.