June 17, 2019
Cypress Ranch High School junior Ivan Garcia poses with the benches that he built and installed at the CFISD Nature Trails. Garcia built the benches as his Eagle Scout project.
June 17, 2019—The CFISD Nature Trails, located behind Millsap Elementary School, received two Eagle Scout projects from two CFISD students this spring.
Cypress Ranch High School junior Ivan Garcia built and installed new benches for one of the fifth-grade stations at the trails. The benches will give fifth-grade students a place to meet and discuss what they have been learning in science and at the nature trails. Garcia is a member of Boy Scout Troop 202.
Langham Creek High School junior Joseph Puccio built bat boxes which were installed across the trails. The boxes will attract bats to nest in them, which will in turn help control the mosquito population.
Langham Creek High School junior Joseph Puccio installed bat boxes across the trails. The boxes will attract bats to nest inside of them and in return, help control the mosquito population. Puccio is a member of Boy Scout Troop 1296.
“The elementary science department relies on Boy Scouts like Ivan and Joseph to help build equipment for Nature Trails,” said Jennifer Duke, science curriculum coach. “There are many projects that the science department and the Science Resource Center need completed that we only get from volunteers like these Scouts.”
Previous Eagle Scout projects benefiting the trails included building large pulleys, benches and covered porticos.
Every third- and fifth-grade student in CFISD visits Nature Trails during the school year. Third-grade students learn about simple machines and participate in environmental activities. Fifth-grade students visit and participate in a variety of environmental activities, including observing live animals. To learn more about Nature Trails, visit the Science Resource Center page on the CFISD website.