Out special needs students have been as busy as bees on our community pollinator garden! First, we began our school year researching local pollinators and the plants and other materials that support them. Next. our students scouted out land on our school grounds where we could build our garden and we researched how to build a garden- we had to dig up the grass, til the soil, and arrange our plants. Our students drew sketches of what each of them wanted our garden to have in it and look like- some drew water features or benches, others made the garden into a cool shape or added some other personal touch. We looked at all the drawings and took pieces from everyone's suggestions to create an awesome pollinator garden for our community. We have places to sit and relax or visit with friends, a funny sign with the face cut out so you can be a bumble or a butterfly, an area for our pollinators to get water and a place for them to rest or sleep, and a variety of plants that appeal to the bumblebees, butterflies, birds and bugs that all pollinate our plants! Our students are putting hte final touches on our educational sign that provides information about our plants and the importance of pollinators and simple tips for our visitors. Also, our students have created pollinator seed bombs for everyone who attends our unveiling of hte garden- each guest will get to take home a pollinator seed bomb to plant at their home, in their neighborhood, or somewhere else, to help provide more pollinator plants for our pollinators!