Minooka School District 111 announced it will hold the grand opening of its pollinator garden from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 14 with a planting day celebration.
Last school year, the district’s science department was awarded a K-12 Pollinator Grant, funded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, to create natural environments for butterflies, birds, bees, beetles and other pollinators. The grant was worth $10,000, according to a news release.
The grant also allows students to gain experience outside of the classroom in the environmental restoration field, as National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, environmental science and biology students will install the habitat.
The garden is at Minooka Community High School’s Central Campus, located at 301 S. Wabena Ave. in Minooka.