The University of Illinois Extension Ford-Iroquois Master Gardeners have developed a resource program for K-5 students called "Master Gardener in a Bag" as a new way to reach communities. These kits are free and available to the public by request. They have developed three topics of interest, and each topic is contained in a take home kit, which will include all the materials needed for a child (with a parent) to complete the activity. The kits are:
Seed Starting: an introduction to seed starting and how seeds grow. Materials include: directions for homemade paper pots, seed starting mix, seeds, zipper bags, activity sheets, and instructions.
Leaf Books: an introduction to tree identification by their leaves. Materials include: a "Leaf Keeper" booklet, paper, instructions page, and online resources for tree identification.
Pollinators: an introduction to pollinators and their importance. Materials include: a packet of information about various forms of pollinators, including Monarch Butterflies, and an activity booklet for older students and hands-on activity for younger students.
If you are interested in any of these kits or have any questions, please contact the library by phone (217-386-2783) or email (email@example.com).
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