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College and High School Students Team Up for Environmental Project


SALISBURY, Md. – Students at Salisbury University and James M. Bennett High School are teaming up to build shelters for bees, birds, and bats.

SU officials said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's E-Lit program gave a $2,050 grant to the school's environmental studies department.

The grant will enable students from SU's Green Floor Living Learning Community to join some 100 high school students to create 10 bee nest boxes, six bat roost boxes, and nine bird boxes. The boxes will be set up at the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center in Eden, according to SU.

Bill Nelson, faculty for SU environmental studies, said the project will help the high school students learn about the local environment, conservation, and their ability to improve wildlife habitat and stem biodiversity loss.

Nelson, who will oversee the SU students participating in the project, said this project paves the way for future projects.

“The grant will give us a few more tools for the environmental studies workshop, a classroom set of hand tools that we will be able to take to K-12 schools for additional projects down the road.”

In September and October, SU students will pre-cut wood and package hardware for 25 boxes, which Bennett students will then assemble in November.

The boxes are expected to be ready by December.

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