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Inland Lakes- Energy and Habitat project

Students in 5th-7th grade will be looking at environmentally friendly energy and landscaping in Habitat for Humanity homes
Sustainable SchoolsCommunity and Economic Development

5th-6th grade students at Inland Lakes Elementary have learned about some native plant species for Michigan.  They then designed a flower garden to plant at a local habitat for humanity home.  They will be involved in the planting of this garden at a home in Northern Michigan.  In addition, 7th graders are learning about energy efficient homes and what it take to be a LEEDS home.  They are modeling their ideal home construction and will hopefully be able to visit the current habitat for humanity home as it is being built.  Eventually,  they volunteer some time at the house as well.

Project Participants
Rebecca Heckman
Community Partners
Created on Friday, March 09, 2012
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