Unique in the Mill Valley School District, Strawberry Point School is the only school with natural bay wetlands on the school grounds. The school nurtures this invaluable natural resource as a living, outdoor classroom. In addition to the science of wetland ecology, students learn a variety of subjects within an ecological context that helps to instill a deep appreciation and stewardship for nature and the environment, and a desire and commitment to work toward a more sustainable world.
The school's garden and plant nursery provide our students the opportunity to explore ecology in a hands-on, environmental laboratory where they obtain a deeper understanding of our relationship to food and nature.
This program, supported by the School District and the PTA, is a requirement to maintaining our playing fields. A little over a year ago, the school had no playing field.
Here's a brief history:
In order to obtain approval from various agencies, the field and wetlands project included a comprehensive environmental education program for the students. It's not just a benefit to our students, it's a requirement to keeping our field, and the environmental education program must be supported by you, the parents. We also need parent volunteers in order to continue our wetland mitigation efforts to maintain the wetlands, and introduce native plant species.
What does the environmental education program offer?
What can I do to support this wonderful program?
Everyone is encouraged to participate in our program and help us be stewards of our environment! Parent volunteers are needed to assist with any of the education programs list above, to help maintain the wetlands, and to plant native species as part of the wetlands restoration. Parent volunteers are needed for each classroom to assist Kiea and the weekly environmental field class. Wetlands and garden work days are scheduled every few months to help remove invasive species and improve our wetlands. Over the next three years our wetlands will be planted with hundreds of seedlings to provide a diverse and thriving habitat for our local species.
Like to garden? Work in the outdoors? Sign up!