Target: Montessori Children’s House of North Barrington
Goal: Commend the school for its initiative in applying conservation principles
The Montessori Children’s House of North Barrington recently won an award from the Barrington Area Conservation Trust for its conservation efforts. After many of the school’s ash trees died from the spread of a pest insect called the emerald ash borer, the school decided to begin applying native species restoration and sustainability projects to its own grounds. They helped restore habitat for native plants, birds, and butterflies. This sets a wonderful example for the children who attend the school as well as the rest of the community. The school should be commended for the initiative it has taken in helping to conserve native species and promote conservation.
The school was able to raise $1,600 in grant money from local institutions like the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Wild Ones organization. These funds were used to create prairie and woodland habitats on the school grounds. A rain garden was also created. The habitats were created to help native bird and butterfly populations that have lost much of their habitat to development.
By undertaking these projects on the school grounds, school administrators were able to inspire the children to learn more about conservation and ecology as they worked to help improve local habitat. The efforts will also serve to inspire other schools to consider similar conservation efforts. The school administrators at Children’s House of North Barrington deserve praise for their innovative methods in addressing local conservation as a means to educate children.
Dear Montessori Children’s House of North Barrington:
I would like to commend your school for its innovation in addressing local conservation as a means to educate the children at your school. Not only have you helped to improve local habitat and conserve native species, but you have also served to set a wonderful example for members of your community.
I believe that your efforts will serve to inspire other schools to consider similar conservation efforts. Thank you for the work you and your students have done to help preserve native species and habitats.
[Your Name Here]
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