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Students to learn hands-on ecology at Botanical Gardens

Lackawanna sixth-graders explore the topics of pollution and responsible water usage at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

The educational program "Not a Drop to Drink" will allow middle-school students to build a terrarium and tour greenhouses while they learn how to prevent pollution.

On a mini-tour of the gardens, students will explore the ways plants adapt to store water. In the “Fred the Fish” lesson, students will simulate river pollution while brainstorming how to solve water quality issues and discover the important relationship between water, plants and our planet while learning about the water cycle and the scientific method.

Program funding was provided by the J.M. McDonald Foundation.

 

 

 

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