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Longfellow Elementary
Kansas City Schools - Kansas City

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Longfellow Elementary has a school yard garden and a monarch garden that provides habitats for pollinators as well as monarch butterflies. Staff are enrolled in the KC Healthy Kids Farm to School Leadership Academy. Blue River Watershed Association partners with the school to teach 6th graders about earth systems and water cycle. Students collect water from fountains, parking lot puddles, and creekbeds to test for sediment, chemicals and other contaminants. KC Water Services teaches its "Journey of Stormwater" to 5th graders and learn how to estimate the amount of stormwater runoff from the school parking lot and then discuss an EPA consent decree concerning overflow control.