Lancaster Middle School fifth-grade students on April 21 visited Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in appreciation of Earth Day.
Students learned just how “green” golf courses are and what they can do to take care of the Earth, reported marketing coordinator Megan Stephens. The students visited several stations and learned about native plants and birds found throughout the golf course, presented by volunteers Debbie Gillispie, Jeffrey Wainscott and Henry Reily.
They then visited Certified Golf Course Superintendent, Peter Stephens, where they learned about the importance of bee preservation and how hives work, said Stephens. Chef David McMillan and Carrie Stevens taught children about growing their own fruits and vegetables and the importance of recycling.
While environmental education was the main focus of this trip, the children were also given the opportunity to simply enjoy Mother Nature with a fun station, which included tennis and golf games with the Indian Creek professional team.
“Thank you to Lancaster Middle School for allowing Indian Creek to be a part of the hands-on science exploration of the 2017 fifth grade,” said Stephens.