JDJCSET | Conservation Biology Service Learning Poster Session

Title

Adopt a Native Plant Program

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Wildlife Conservation and Biology

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

2nd Student Major

Wildlife Conservation and Biology

3rd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

3rd Student Major

Wildlife Conservation and Biology

4th Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

4th Student Major

Wildlife Conservation and Biology

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Our Service Learning Project is titled “Adopt a Native Plant Program”. Our mission is to spread information about the importance of native plants and encourage others to create change in their backyard by planting natives. We created four bundles geared towards different backyard interests: Pollinator Pack, Beautification Basket, Crop Crate, and Game Group. Each bundle contains a brochure, poster, and coloring pages, as well as links to buy native plant seeds. The Pollinator Pack includes information about the importance of pollinators in our environment, as well as resources about what kind of native plants attract pollinators such as birds, bees and butterflies. The Beautification Basket focuses on native plants that are aesthetically pleasing so people can beautify their yards. This pamphlet also talks about the dangers of monoculture lawns and how diverse, polyculture lawns are beneficial for the local ecosystem. The Game Group is targeted towards landowners who hunt on their property, and provides them information on native plants that attract game species such as deer, turkey, and waterfowl. The Crop Crate highlights the edible plants that people can grow and incorporate into their diet right from their yard, whether they eat the fruit directly, use leaves to make tea, or incorporate the plant into a dish another way. We provided recipes on our pamphlets and links to additional online recipes. The long term impact we want to have with this project is to spread information about how important native plants are for promoting biodiversity in our local communities, make native plants more accessible by creating a list of resources where they can purchase seeds, and promote the movement towards a greener future.

Fall Scholars Week 2022 Event

Conservation Biology Service Learning Poster Session

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 

Adopt a Native Plant Program

Our Service Learning Project is titled “Adopt a Native Plant Program”. Our mission is to spread information about the importance of native plants and encourage others to create change in their backyard by planting natives. We created four bundles geared towards different backyard interests: Pollinator Pack, Beautification Basket, Crop Crate, and Game Group. Each bundle contains a brochure, poster, and coloring pages, as well as links to buy native plant seeds. The Pollinator Pack includes information about the importance of pollinators in our environment, as well as resources about what kind of native plants attract pollinators such as birds, bees and butterflies. The Beautification Basket focuses on native plants that are aesthetically pleasing so people can beautify their yards. This pamphlet also talks about the dangers of monoculture lawns and how diverse, polyculture lawns are beneficial for the local ecosystem. The Game Group is targeted towards landowners who hunt on their property, and provides them information on native plants that attract game species such as deer, turkey, and waterfowl. The Crop Crate highlights the edible plants that people can grow and incorporate into their diet right from their yard, whether they eat the fruit directly, use leaves to make tea, or incorporate the plant into a dish another way. We provided recipes on our pamphlets and links to additional online recipes. The long term impact we want to have with this project is to spread information about how important native plants are for promoting biodiversity in our local communities, make native plants more accessible by creating a list of resources where they can purchase seeds, and promote the movement towards a greener future.