5th graders give learning trail to Belvedere

June 28, 2017

One of the last things Belvedere’s 5th graders did before graduating last week was put the finishing touches on a new learning trail in Belvedere Park. When students return next fall, they’ll be able to learn how actions we take at Belvedere and in the park affect our watershed (all water and land downstream from the school and park).

Students placing descriptive signs in park
Students placing descriptive signs in Belvedere Park.

The fifth graders researched and created 24 signs that identify native and invasive plants in the park, describe how the plants affect the ecosystem, and answer questions about the watershed. Some of the signs were posted before the end of the school year, but have been taken down for the summer. Look for them in September!

The 5th grade made the signs as a service project related to a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The grant also funded the 5th grade Living Classrooms shipboard field trip in April.