Albion biology students prep flowers for downtown

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 May 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Students the Albion AP Biology class this morning helped plant and water flowers in 17 planters that soon will be set in downtown Albion.

The students in Sandy Climenhaga’s class include Caitlin Malanowski in front, and from left: Meredith Patterson, Meghan Hurley, Madeline Gibbs, Sarah Kuehne, Alyce Miller, Sandy Climenhaga (behind Alyce) and Jared Fearby.

The students worked with three volunteers – Lisa and Skip Stratton, and Paul Brooks – from the Albion Merchants Association. Lisa Stratton coordinated the flower effort, which also includes 16 hanging baskets. Donations include $1,000 for the Town of Albion, $500 from the Village of Albion and 17 other sponsors that gave $25 each.

Alyce Miller waters some of the flowers in one of the planters this morning behind the DPW garage on Washington Street.

The bio students learn about flowers as part of their class. They study photosynthesis and dissect flowers to learn about plants.