The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased that Bates Middle School has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat through its Garden for Wildlife program. In addition, Bates’ habitat has been co-certified with NWF’s affiliate, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.
The National Schoolyard Habitat pollinator garden at Bates was created by the student club, the BioBantams, led by advisors Hope Woodward and Ebony Conyers. The garden contains native plants, puddling stations, and a rain barrel to help with the watering of the plants, the puddling stations, and water conservation. The goal of the garden is to give pollinators a safe, natural habitat to thrive in. This is the first stage of the BioBantams’ garden creation as they have plans to expand the garden next school year.
Congratulations BioBantams! #WeAreBates