If you’ve noticed a lack of weeds in Sunlake High School’s pollinator garden, you can credit the ecology club for that. The club, which just started up this school year, strives to focus on bettering the environment of both our immediate community (Sunlake High School) and our more general community (Pasco county).

Ecology club members weeding the pollinator garden at the front of the campus; Photo taken by Brianna Gomez.

Ecology club members weeding the pollinator
garden at the front of the campus;
Photo taken by Brianna Gomez.

Although the club’s focus is on fixing the community’s environment, the desired outcome in the long-run is to have inspired students to make significant, ecological differences in their own homes and continue to do so far into the future. We only have one Earth, after all.

 

The planting of the Cypress tree; Photo taken by Brianna Gomez.

The planting of the Cypress tree; photo taken by Brianna Gomez.

The meeting was held on September 28th and was extremely symbolic.  Mr. How, a SLHS teacher, donated a Cypress tree and it was planted by one of the lakes on campus. The planting of this tree symbolized the beginning of the club. The roots are still taking their places but it is sure to grow as time moves forward.

 


If you are interested in aiding the club in any way – volunteering, donating, joining – feel free to contact Mr. Howe at nhowe@pasco.k12.fl.us or Mrs. Hock at mhock@pasco.k12.fl.us. Meetings are every Wednesday after school in Mrs. Hock’s room (3-102).