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An award-winning environmental education program that’s been helping students of all ages learn about the importance of trees since 2007 and the essential role of pollinators since 2020.

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April showers bring May (wild)flowers! These students are watering the bee pollinator wildflower seeds that they received from Project Plant It! National Wildflower Week is coming up – the first week in May.

April 19th

April showers bring May (wild)flowers! These students are watering the bee pollinator wildflower seeds that they received from Project Plant It! National Wildflower Week is coming up – the first week in May. ... See MoreSee Less

The Pollinator Scavenger Hunt is one of the new lesson plans in the Educator Resources/Pollinator Toolbox at projectplantit.com. Its a fun outdoor learning activity!

April 13th

The Pollinator Scavenger Hunt is one of the new lesson plans in the Educator Resources/Pollinator Toolbox at projectplantit.com. It's a fun outdoor learning activity! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi, Jason: Thank you for taking the time to make us more knowledgeable about the impact of native and non-native tree and plant species on the environment. We appreciate it, and will take these things into consideration going forward. Have a great Spring!

Thank you for trying to help the planet by educating our children about the importance of pollinators and trees in the ecosystem. The problem is you are promoting the planting of non-native species. There are many recent studies showing the importance of native plants in supporting the lifecycle of native insects. Yes, adult butterflies and moths may visit some of these non-native flowers, but what about their offspring? Most of these flowers in your seed packet are not host plants for our native butterflies and moths. Many of us know that Monarch Butterfly caterpillars will only feed on milkweed. Like the Monarch, other moth and butterfly caterpillars depend on specific host plants for food. The host plants they depend on are native to our region. Native oak trees are host plants for over 500 caterpillar species. Our native pines, maples, hickories, birches, and cherry trees support over 200 caterpillar species each. Meanwhile, some of these non-native trees support few to possibly none of our native caterpillars. Our native goldenrod flowers support over 100 species of caterpillars and our native sunflowers support over 70 species of caterpillars. (Source: National Wildlife Federation Native Plant Finder) These trees, like the Norway Spruce my son received which is native to Europe, could have a lasting negative effect on ecosystems because they may live for decades or even centuries. Some of these species may become invasive (plants that are not native that can cause economic or ecological harm by displacing and outcompeting native plants). Please consider using only plants that are native to the Virginia region. Please educate yourself on the importance of native plants. The video by Doug Tallamy in the link below is a great starting point. I know you want to make a positive difference by educating our children about the importance of plants in our environment. Native plants will make a sustainable difference. www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/About/Native-Plants

Bees ❤️ wildflowers! 🐝🐝 🌻🌻Students are buzzing with excitement about the new bee pollinator feature added to Project Plant It! this year.

April 9th

Bees ❤️ wildflowers! 🐝🐝 🌻🌻Students are buzzing with excitement about the new bee pollinator feature added to Project Plant It! this year. ... See MoreSee Less

Spring is here--only 4 more weeks until Arbor Day, April 30. Participants in Project Plant It! can be on the lookout for tree seedlings and bee pollinator seed packets coming soon.

April 2nd

Spring is here--only 4 more weeks until Arbor Day, April 30. Participants in Project Plant It! can be on the lookout for tree seedlings and bee pollinator seed packets coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Project Plant It! is a partnership between Dominion Energy and the Arbor Day Foundation, in conjunction with schools, civic organizations, scout troops and other groups that work with students in regions served by Dominion Energy. Read more

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