This year the Avalon Environmental Commission promoted beach stewardship in The Avalon Public School. Approximately 50 students learned about the importance of dunes and the need to protect the coastline of Avalon from the power of waves and winds.

In early December, students planted dormant culms in a translucent cup and cared for them at the school for several months. Under their care, the beachgrasses emerged from dormancy and began to grow. On Earthday, the students planted dune grasses in the dunes.

The hope of this initiative is that students will develop a sense of ownership and protection of the fragile Avalon dune system.