Wildlife conservation: Going beyond the classroom Part III

Image of the third group profiled from Cabin John Middle School
March 10, 2014
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The students at Cabin John Middle School don’t just learn about their environment — they take active steps to help make it a better place! 

Wildlife Garden, Bird Feeders and Flyers

Project and Presentation by: Katie Barnett, Ivy Chan, Elena Colliver, Allie Herman and Kayla Huang

I planted a garden in my backyard and in Allie’s backyard, made flyers, and bird feeders. I did it, because some animals needed help in finding food and shelter. I learned that not many plants can grow in the winter. Also many animals eat the plants that we planted.

Image of the third group profiled from Cabin John Middle School


Action Plan

  • Research plants that survive in cold temperatures for wildlife to eat
  • Purchase and plant hardy winter plants.
  • Maintain the plants. Measure and water them every two weeks.
  • Create bird feeders independently and placed them in trees near our houses.
  • Measure the bird feeders every week.
  • Construct and post flyers in the community.


The wildlife used our garden and bird feeders for food and shelter. Our data proves that most of the plants got shorter and the amount of food decreased due to being eaten.


Benefits to the Environment

  • Animals benefited from our garden and bird feeders because the garden and bird feeders provided the animals with food and shelter in the cold temperatures.
  • Plants benefited from our garden because we watered them to make sure they became healthy and tall.
  • People that looked at our flyers benefited from them because they were able to gain new knowledge about wildlife conservation.


This is the third in a three-part series on some of the projects performed by the 6th grade class of Investigations in Science. View Part I: Going Green Action Plan and Part II: Migratory Fish and Dams. As part of their fall semester project, groups of 6th grade students performed environmental research and community service projects on topics such as invasive plants, fish migration and dams and wildlife conservation.

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