Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
Norton Creeks Earth Savers Club has partnered with some amazing community organizations that will be helping us learn ways to help care for our Earth within the NC community and surrounding communities. One of these organization is Illinois Agriculture in the classroom through the DuPage County Farm Bureau. Rachel Schumacher and Mary Biernacki are a part of this organization and have partnered with our Earth Savers Club to take an active role in teaching our students. We look forward to working with them throughout the year.
University of Illinois Extension Kane County
Our garden would not have succeed without the help of the Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension. Craig's gardening expertise gave new life to our garden over the summer. We will continue to learn from them as we look at expanding the NC garden.
SEBERT Landscape, a local company that promotes environmental stewardship through their many green and sustainable practices. They are committed to partnering with Norton Creek to help make the vision for an Outdoor Learning Space become a reality. Nicole Bradley and Stephen Carlin have presented at our Earth Savers Meeting and shared with the students the new green in landscaping. We are excited to be working with this company.
Harry Patterson a local Beekeeper and retired 5th grade teacher who presented at our February Earth Saver's meeting. Mr. Patterson shared a wealth of information from his 35 years of beekeeping experience. He is also know as Mr. Wizard with his science presentations. During his presentation he showed the students his protective equipment and how to uses a smoker to calm to the bees down. He also shared some of his delicious homemade honey with everyone. We want to Thank Mr. Patterson for an amazing presentation.
SCARCE -School &Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. There mission is to inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities. A SCARCE representative was at our January Earth Saver's meeting with their watershed model with a hands on demonstration on pollution in the water. We will continue to use their knowledge and resources to strengthen our green team here at Norton Creek and partner with them on several initiatives.