Past BIA Fellows Kelly Ksiazek and Olyssa Starry Publish Green Roof Book for Kids!

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Phipps Conservatory Science Education and Research

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Phipps has several green roofs; each is, at its core, a pollinator garden filled with beautiful flowers and plants that provide habitat for birds, bees and other critters. They also help us to regulate temperature in the rooms below, catch excess rain water, and provide lovely learning spaces for our students. We love our green roofs and all the benefits that they give us –  Phipps wouldn’t be the same place without them. Two of our past Botany in Action Fellows, Kelly Ksiazek and Olyssa Starry, feel the same way; they love green roofs so much that they spent years studying them and learning just exactly why they are so great. They have summed up their research and interpreted it for students in their recently published book “Growing Up in the City“, an activity book for children in grades 3-5.

As past Botany in Action Fellows, Kelly and Olyssa believe that their research should be both well-communicated…

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