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Peace Team

Students on the Peace Team from Scandia Elementary IB World School recently took on a project to educate their classmates about the monarch butterfly and its dwindling food source, the milkweed plant. Peace Team students received milkweed seeds from the Monarch Society in Minneapolis through a grant from Pat Collins of the St. Croix River Association. The students went to the prairie behind Scandia Elementary and planted milkweed and other native flower seeds to attract butterflies and pollinators. Following that experience, the students went into each of their school’s classrooms and read books about monarchs to fellow students. Each student also received a packet of milkweed seeds to take home to plant. The Scandia Peace Team is advised by Molly Nemec.