We are a team of 8th graders from Bulkeley Middle School Civics class in Rhinebeck striving to create a more vibrant and healthier habitat for local pollinators. We hope the visibility of gardens we are creating around the Village inspires our community to recognize the small steps we can all take to benefit our local ecosystem. They are also beautiful ways to welcome visitors to our area.
Pollinator Project 2023 hopes to bring more life and spark into the village of Rhinebeck. Lately we have been feeling like the Village has been dull, and we hope to replenish it with the help of pollinators including bumblebees and a host of native bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and moths. We hope to add many container gardens for all of the pollinators to have somewhere to go. We will have gardens by local stores on Market Street, so more nature will be included in the village. We hope that people will be inspired and put their own container gardens in their yards. We are also creating pollinator gardens at the Lion’s Club Mini Park as a gateway visibility area to our school. Rhinebeck is known to be a very environmentally friendly place, and we want to reflect that by this project.
I’m part of this project because I want to make a difference in the community and to bring more beautification to Rhinebeck.
I am excited to be contributing to my community. It’s cool to be helping the pollinators while also helping Rhinebeck become more beautiful!
I am excited to do this project because I want to make the town look better and change it up.
I am super excited to help the environment as well as make the town look pretty and more colorful.
It’s so great to know that a small school like Rhinebeck can really make a difference.
I’m excited to show the community that students care about the environment and want to do something that makes it better for us and pollinators.