Our first outing: a neighborhood walk to the ECCO center native plant garden.
Phillip Bauerle, the Master Gardener Coordinator for Penn State Extension, gave us a tour of the native plant garden at Larimer's ECCO Center. He pointed out the trees, flowers, and shrubs that will soon be bursting with color.
Here a LUNA participant is taking a closer look at the leaves starting to unfurl on this plant.
This LUNA participant is on his way to becoming a naturalist!
A Phipps educator taught us about pollinators and planting wildflowers we could bring home.
Students compose leaves using an overhead projector for a test banner.
A student draws the projected leaves onto a banner.
Students practice painting on smaller banners before tackling the 30" x 60" banners.
LUNA director Ann Rosenthal helps a student stencil the Magnolia banner.