Everyone (there were over 50 participants) in the Earth Partnership for Schools institute took a break and posed for out Hometown Habitat cameras.
This summer institute had a Latino focus and today was all about planning the installation of a rain garden and designing a community, family friendly outdoor activity center, featuring native plants, at Centro Hispano. “Centro Hispano works to improve the quality of life for Latinos in Dane Co. by empowering youth, strengthening families, and engaging the community.” The EPS workshop had a two fold purpose. First help the center design an ecologically sound make-over of their outdoor space. Second, give the institute teachers, students and families a chance to get hands on experience doing site analysis and design using math, science, art, and critical thinking skills. The goal, bring ecological restoration into the classroom and community!