On May 27, 2015, students from the Fillmore Central School District completed a pollinator prairie project in Preston, Minn. Working with the local Winona/Root River Pheasants Forever chapter, students in third grade and the high school horticulture class seeded a one-acre prairie. The objective of the project was to teach students the importance of native prairie and pollinators to the food supply. Students learned through hands-on demonstrations that pollinators like bees, butterflies, and birds are responsible for pollinating nearly one-third of the food we eat.
Public awareness and education are important elements of the Pheasants Forever mission. This project continued that work by providing beneficial habitat for pollinators and continued educational opportunities for students.