Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
Students Paige Wilfahrt (front), Jeremy Pavek and Jacy Rolf-Harrell (background) from the Lafayette Charter School helped members of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plant an educational prairie Monday behind the school building. The project, which has been in the works for about a year, will give students an opportunity to learn about prairies and have hands-on experience. A contest was held by students to name the prairie. A combination of two suggestions resulted in the choosing "Our Little Prairiedise." Feder's Prairies Seed donated the seed, and the company included enough seed so that each student could take home a small packet. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service donated six bluebird boxes. Four were installed at the site and the other two given to the name contest winners.