Spring is headed for our garden… And the Bishop Elementary 3rd Grade kids are too!

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is looking forward to welcoming young girls and boys to our outdoor classroom this spring.

As participants in our annual Sunflower Garden Project, local 3rd graders will be joining us in the Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden at our office in Bishop. Each class will visit the garden several times this spring to learn more about plants, pollinators, and the magic of nature.

Through educational games and activities, these kids will practice their scientific writing, learn about the process of pollination, and develop a better understanding of the plant life cycle. And of course, they’ll plant their own sunflowers and track their growth!

Since it began six years ago, our Sunflower Garden Project has been growing a brighter future for local conservation. By giving kids a first-hand chance to learn about life in the garden, this project aims to inspire and educate local school kids so that they will grow up with a deeper understanding of – and commitment to – our natural world.

Do you love to see kids light up while learning? Do you enjoy gardening, and sharing your passion with the next generation? We would love your help!

We’re looking for volunteers to lead Learning Stations during our Sunflower Garden Project visits this spring. To learn more about this opportunity, please email ESLT’s Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps member, Indigo Johnson at or call (760) 873-4554.

And to leave you with a smile, here’s a glimpse at last year’s Sunflower Garden: