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Lincoln-Way Central Students collaborate with Will County Forest Preserve
Monday, October 30, 2017

Lincoln-Way biology classes and the AP Environmental Science class collaborated with Will County Forest Preserve at the Hickory Creek Barrens Access to put ecology into action. Students had an experience that was hands-on, content loaded, and a memorable push to conserve and restore nature. This was the ninth year partnering with Will County Forest Preserve, and first time during the fall season.

The goal of class on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, was seed removal. It was an all hands on deck day where classes from teachers Mrs. Starklauf, Mr. McCreary, and Mr. Bell helped collect seeds to be planted in the Hickory Creek Preserve on LaPorte Road in Mokena.

In other adventures with Will County, Lincoln-Way Central students restored areas of the preserve to healthier situations by removing the invasive species that deter growth of healthy plants and seedlings which are local to the area.

Other contributing teachers to the partnership with the forest preserve were Mrs. Hamann, Mrs. Malito, and Mrs. Mackowiak, who was the lead teacher in the organizing both the in-class presentations and work days for Lincoln-Way Central Science.