On Tuesday, the sixth and third grade went to the Valley Vista Staging Area in Moraga to help the local watershed. The two classes worked together to remove an invasive plant called scotch broom, which has taken over the area. They learned how it destroys the native food web, how they can help by removing it, and making room for more native plants to grow. In connection with that, they also planted buckeye seeds in order to help restore the area to a more native habitat.
It was hard work, but they did a great job helping to restore the area. Additionally, the third and sixth graders had a lot of fun together.
Special thank you to the parents who helped out! We could not have done it without you.