Kids Get A Rare Chance To Play In The Dirt
Students of I.S. 234’s Out of School Time (OST) afterschool program visited Floyd Bennett Field’s Ecology Village last week for a hands-on lesson on horticulture. Staff and children were given all of the tools needed to weed a plot of land and prepare it for planting seedlings. They also put up wire fences to block off the section and placed seedlings into the dirt. The program was hosted by National Park Ranger Dan Meharg with Student Conservation Association Rangers Yasemin Kaynas, Lauren Cosgrove, and Nelena Jackson.