Spring is headed for our garden… And the Bishop Elementary 3rd Grade kids are too!

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is looking forward to welcoming young girls and boys to our outdoor classroom this spring.

As participants inourannualSunflower Garden Project, local3rd graders will be joining us in the Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden at our office in Bishop. Each class will visit the garden several times thisspring tolearn more about plants, pollinators, and the magic ofnature.

Through educational games and activities, these kids will practice their scientific writing, learn about theprocess of pollination, and develop a better understanding of the plant life cycle. And of course, they’ll plant their own sunflowers and track their growth!

Since it began six years ago, ourSunflower Garden Project has beengrowinga brighter future for local conservation. By giving kids a first-hand chance to learn about life in the garden, this project aims toinspire and educate local school kids so that they willgrow up with a deeper understanding of – and commitment to – our natural world.

Do you love to seekids light up while learning? Do you enjoy gardening, and sharing your passion with the next generation? We would love your help!

We’re looking for volunteers to lead Learning Stations during our Sunflower Garden Project visits this spring. To learn more about this opportunity, please emailESLT’s Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps member, Indigo Johnson at or call (760) 873-4554.

And to leave you with a smile, here’s a glimpse at last year’s Sunflower Garden: