Monday, December 3, 2007

Planting at Bayou Segnette

On November 15, the 7th grade planted 200+ of their Bald Cypress trees. The remaining plants will be 'bumped up' for next year and planted when they are even bigger!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Getting ready to plant our seedlings!

Our Cypress seedlings have been growing all summer and are now about 3 feet tall and ready to be planted. We'll be planting about 200 trees at Bayou Segnette on Thursday, November 15!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Our First Seedlings!

Today the students noticed that our first little seedlings had sprouted!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Can Yard Construction!!

Our can yard complete with seed trays!

Future students for Coastal Roots!

A job well done!

Cleaning out the yard

Putting up our fence with the help of our wonderful maintenance staff

Putting together the dog yard (to protect our plants!)

Filling in our trenches to cover the irrigation lines

Putting in our irrigation system

Learning to cement PVC piping

Cutting the PVC to fit the irrigation system

Today the 6th grade worked all day to construct their can yard that will house their Bald Cypress trees until the Fall. Click on the comments to read more!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Seed Planting Day!!

Today we planted our Cypress Seeds! Click on the comments to read what the students did today!

Coastal Roots - Introduction

This is the first year that St. Martin's will take part in the Coastal Roots program that was begun in 2001 by professors at LSU. Our 6th grade students will plant seeds in the Spring of each year and then venture out into the wetlands of Bayou Segnette as 7th graders in the Fall and and plant Bald Cypress Trees. Bayou Segnette was one of many locations in the area that sustained much damage during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This service project helps to impress upon our students the importance and beauty of Louisiana's wetlands.