Since 1984, the Harbor Island Garden Club has sponsored Rooty Rascals, a junior gardening club at Wrightsville Beach Elementary, a K-5 school located on the island of Wrightsville Beach. We work with fifth graders during a year-long, award-winning program to teach them about native plants, gardening, birding, butterflies, and environmental consciousness. We also make boutonnieres and corsages for each student to wear at their 5th grade graduation.
Here's what we're up to now:
Wrightsville Beach Elementary: Plant, Animal, Bird and Habitat ID Boards
Check this out! We are thrilled to unveil our 2020-21project with Rooty Rascals: Identification Boards. Printed on weather and hurricane resistant aluminum, the new boards were installed by the marine science teaching pier to help students identify the plants, animals, birds, and tidal zone habitats in the marsh next to Wrightsville Beach Elementary School. A big shout out to Wrightsville Beach resident and marine science teacher Cissie Brooks who compiled the information. Hopefully, these boards are just the first of many environmental education projects to help residents and visitors learn about the wildlife around them.