T. R. Davis Elementary School ~ Grades K-8

(Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools)

Project Description

2019-2020 School Garden & Expansion to Sandy Bottom

(214 students / 9 Teachers)

There are three main goals to this project:

1. We plan to maintain and expand the outdoor learning area and school garden by continuing to care for native plants and animals. We will add more plants and mulch to the garden to encourage plant growth and maintenance. We will also build bird houses to encourage bird habitats both on the school grounds and in local families’ yards if they would like to participate.

2. We are engaging students in stewardship by having them assist with the creation of a township community garden. We are creating a space for the community to come together to grow food, learn about healthy eating and join together as a group working towards the common good.

3. The high school local history class will create virtual field trips to help to preserve the history of our area. They will be visiting Mason, the Dredge, Senter, Quincy Mine, Tamarack City, Hungarian Falls, Lake Linden, Calumet and Clifton.


Past Projects
2017-2019

Teachers (* Lead teacher)

*Carrie Meneguzzo
Christina Norland,Principal
Emily Viola
Kim Peltier
Cathy Hill
Jade Babcock
Jamie Mack
Kristy Heinonen
Kristen Kariainen
Marissa Kentala

Community Partners

Copper Country Audubon Club
Osceola Township

Project Photos

Fourth graders examining preserved bird specimens provided by their community partner, the Copper Country Audubon Club.

Fourth graders examining preserved bird specimens provided by their community partner, the Copper Country Audubon Club.

Teamwork gets the job done!

Teamwork gets the job done!

Next step, create a community garden!

Next step, create a community garden!

From bare ground ...

From bare ground ...

...to beautiful gardens!

...to beautiful gardens!