Greenville High School student Jordan Pierce and third graders from the Greenville Elementary School joined forces last Friday on a special project at the American Farm Heritage Museum.
Pierce, who is a youth member of the Little Bluestem Quail Forever chapter, taught approximately 100 third graders about native plants and habitat restoration. He spoke on the importance of habitat and how planting native grasses and flowers can benefit the surrounding environment.
They then combined their efforts to plant native wildflower and warm season grass seeds along the museum’s railroad tracks.
Pierce developed the adventure to help educate third graders and complete a project for the Illinois Quail Forever/Pheasants Forever Youth Council, of which he is a member.