Tate Science Honor Society Students Prep Roy Hyatt Greenhouse To Become Butterfly House

February 28, 2019

About 50 members of the Tate High School Science Honor Society volunteered Wednesday to clean out the inside of a greenhouse at the Roy Hyatt Environmental Center (RHEC) as a service project. The greenhouse will be transformed into a butterfly house.

The project is funded by a $100,300 grant awarded by Impact 100. An existing building is being designed into an undersea classroom.

The students ended the day with a hike through some of the trail at RHEC. They saw a red shouldered hawk, white topped pitcher plants, pink sundew, lots of woodland birds, Cherokee rose vine in bloom, Carolina jessamine in bloom, mudĀ  armadillo digs, deer tracks, evidence of coyotes and more.

The facility is owned and operated by the Escambia County School District.

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(The snake was not inside the greenhouse; it was part of a planned demonstration.)


3 Responses to “Tate Science Honor Society Students Prep Roy Hyatt Greenhouse To Become Butterfly House”

  1. Citizen on March 1st, 2019 7:52 am

    This is excellent! The Roy Hyatt Center is a wonderful place to go learn about nature for the kids of Pensacola. This is just another great addition to a place that has always been a treasure.

  2. Nice on February 28th, 2019 3:48 pm

    What a wonderful project! Great Job!

  3. Co-Worker on February 28th, 2019 8:49 am

    Thank you Tate High School Science Honor Society. I know Molly and Adam are so grateful for all of your hard work. R.H.E.C. is being transformed into a wonderful and new Environmental Center. More to come!

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