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  • Week of July 27

    Do you like bugs?  We've attached some cool pics of a katydid that Kim found on our tree guard outside the front door of the school.  If you are on FB - you might want to join "bugspotting" a site where people post and admire pictures of insects - many are quite beautiful.  This link tells you more about our katydid:

    https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/katydid/602773

    I can't say I like mosquitos and ticks! Check out these resources for info on mosquito control and how to avoid or treat a tick bite.

    https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/pests/tick.htm

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/mosquitoes.page.

    ... and we've included pics from the garden.  The white flower is a balloon flower -they also come in shades of pink, blue and purple.  Can anyone identify the other plant and which insect needs it to survive?  

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Week of July 6

    One of the things most students find interesting in the school garden are these weird bumpy leaves from our hackberry tree.  What do you think causes the bumps?  Read the article to find out.  

    https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/hackberrypsyllids.shtml

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Week of June 26

    I will try to continue posting what is growing in our garden every two weeks for the summer. Thanks to our garden keepers - Chip and Kim - we have been able to document so many of the flowers as they bloom.  If you are walking by and take some good pics through the fence - please email them to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov with a date and I will post them here. 

    Here is a link to some free (virtual) gardening classes sponsored by GrowNYC this summer - I may see you there! 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grownyc-summer-garden-series-2020-tickets-109835484892

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Last Garden Visit

    I am posting some photos from my last visit to the garden on June 15th.  I hope to post more soon!

    Check out these great ideas from our friends at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 

    https://www.bbg.org/news/nature_play_at_home_for_kids_of_all_abilities

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • What's growing this week?

    Check out the beautiful flowers growing in Natures's Classroom on June 1st.   Double click on the attachments below - you will be rewarded with some real beauty. 

    Did you have fun with the School Spirit Wednesday Scavenger Hunt?  Here is another from our friends at edible school yard. 

    https://www.edibleschoolyardnyc.org/resources/at-home-scavenger-hunt/

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
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Read more about Nature's Classroom here:

 Garden Info 2019.doc  

Questions? : Contact Margaret Sheri at

MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov