Its unfortunate that we have to say goodbye to a great spring semester with the YES program but we're more than happy to start another great summer!! So, to gear up for the summer we're going to end this semester off with a trip to the Saint Louis Zoo! All teens should meet at the Zoo at 9:00am near "The Living World" entrance. Field trip form is attached. Be ready to have fun!
Hi everyone! Unfortunately, our trip to the Botanical Garden last Saturday got rained out. We had to transplant our seedlings into bigger pots anyway, though. Instead of using plastic pots, we made pots out of just newspaper and tape. That way, when we put them outside, we can just put the whole thing, newspaper pot and plant, into the ground. The newspaper will decompose in the soil.
We also researched soil organisms, such as bacteria and funguses. Teens made a poster and presented about their soil organism. All the ones we researched are usually beneficial to plants. Did you know there is a nematode (a worm) that can grow up to 24 feet long and be as thick as a garden hose? They live inside sperm whales deep in the ocean.
Here's a newspaper pot: