Kathy Nguyen Planting native species at Matthew McNair Secondary School


At Matthew McNair Secondary School, students in the environment club chose to focus their annual theme on rewilding their school courtyard. This ongoing project has successfully used native species to attract finches, hummingbirds, flickers, and many species of bees and butterflies to the school grounds. Eco-leadership students were even able to travel to district-wide events as environmental stewards, sharing their success and inspiring other schools to rewild their own school grounds.

“I’m thankful for the knowledge and skills I have gained so I can make this happen in my future home and workplaces.”

– Brian, Grade 11