Collaboration helps LB students grow and learn

Students in Lauren Moriarty’s special education class at Lido School explored their senses under the guidance of NIKE students and staff members during an educational visit on Nov. 22.

The younger students used their senses to touch, see, smell and listen to Swiss chard, arugula, basil, lavender and rosemary. With the assistance of the NIKE group, they explored different types of seeds, brainstormed different foods and flowers that seeds are found in, and discussed how seeds come in many different shapes and sizes.

Lido students also examined garlic, learned that it comes from a bulb and discussed the ways that it is protected from the cold with an outer layer and peeled for cooking. They identified the top, which sprouts a long green stem in the spring, and the bottom, where roots act like a straw to absorb water and nutrients from the soil.

To culminate the learning experience, students from both schools planted garlic bulbs together. The Lido group was invited to return in the spring, when they can harvest their garlic and explore the marsh.