First Grade Explores Invasive Plants with USDA Researcher

This past Monday the First Graders welcomed USDA researcher Scott Goldstein who works with invasive plants. Scott spoke about his job as a scientist and how he raises beetles from China in order to safely release them into the environment and reduce the invasive plants in nature. The special program started with an intro to plants and their life cycle and the types of pollinators that help the growth of plants. In conjunction to our Science Unit about Plants, the students were grouped into stations to further investigate the different stages of plants. Scott treated the first graders with wheat seeds that he planted with them. This seed tray is currently in the First Grade classroom and the students are all excited to see what happens next. 

Thank you Scott for taking the time out of your busy schedule to further educate and inspire our first graders. 

To further enhance our first graders' exposure to plants, we will be going on a field trip to Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead next week. Stay tuned for more details.