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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

Lindsay Newman '20 leads Environmental Science Initiative for Girl Scout Gold Award Project at BMHS

Bishop McNamara student Lindsay Newman ‘20 directed a workshop for the construction of a Bee Habitat on the BMHS campus with the help of over 50 fellow students after school as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

Lindsay held the workshop along with the assistance of Mr. Greer and Mrs. Steeger. They started the workshop with snacks and Lindsay handed out and discussed an informational pamphlet that she had created containing information about solitary bees, their role in pollination, the crisis they are facing, and how the workshop will support them. After that, the bee houses were constructed, attached to posts, colorful flowers were planted, the posts were inserted in the ground, and entire area was mulched. 

"Everyone who came seemed very interested, asked questions, and were involved in the workshop in some way," recalled Lindsay. "I am very happy that the attendees learned about this important topic and took action by helping build the bee habitat." At the end, everyone was amazed with the final product. "Both Mr. Greer and Mrs. Steeger were extremely helpful and supportive throughout the entire process."

Lindsay continued with her thank yous by saying, "I wanted to thank Bishop McNamara for allowing me to establish the bee habitat on campus and hold my workshop. I think the habitat looks great, and the workshop did turn out to be a huge success. I only have to complete my Final Report, and then I will be an official Gold Award Girl Scout! Thank you for helping me reach this point and for your support, as I truly appreciate it."