Fourth-grade Civics Project Inspires Pollinator Week in Montgomery County

June 7, 2022

The community will soon be buzzing with excitement from Carmel Elementary 4th-graders’ civics projects. The students created projects around the problem of pollinators. All students prepared letters to the city and county mayors, advocating for the community to adopt a Pollinator Week. During the district’s STEM Expo at Austin Peay State University’s Dunn Center, a group of fourth-grade students discussed their project, “What would a garden be without pollinators?”

Select students had the opportunity to present their letters in-person to a panel of honorary guests. Mayor Joe Pitts, City of Clarksville, Mayor Jim Durrett, Montgomery County Government, Mr. Aaron Compton, Social Studies Consulting Teacher (3-8), Mr. Cam Wheeler, CMC Bee Keepers Association, and Ms. Regina Hampton, The Food Initiative, listened to students as they discussed the problems and solutions needed for pollinators to thrive in the area.

Following the presentation, both mayors commended the students on their commitment to the community. They agreed to review the opportunity to have June 20 – 27 recognized as Pollinator Week in Montgomery County.

Presenting students included:

Jade Baker
Nathan Attardi
Teagan Standage
Levi Lewis
Charlotte Plotts
Vivienne Terrebonne