St. Paul students give back to pollinators on Earth Day

Garlough Environmental Magnet School in St. Paul celebrated Earth Day one day early by planting with pollinators in mind.

The planting was part of a new campaign among West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan schools to become Minnesota’s first pollinator-friendly school district.

Currently, pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds are threatened by habitat loss and the use of insecticides and pesticides. Much of the world’s food supply relies on these creatures, so on Earth Day, students wanted to make an extra effort to help.