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Transcript of “building a rain garden” video

Naquan: The school that I go to is called Rosemont Elementary School.

Teacher (voice): Who’s putting the dirt in? Who are the two people putting the dirt in the hole?

Danielle: We got the tree because we are a green school, and the reason we are a green school is because we plant plants and help the environment for the Chesapeake Bay.

Teacher (voice): We may be able to use a little bit more dirt. Pull the potting soil around this way.

Brian: When you are green, it means that you care about the environment and you plant things for the environment.

Teacher (voice): When the blossoms fall off, what did we say is going to be here taking place of the blossoms. Fruit.

Boy: In our rain meadow garden, we planted asters, joe pie weed, moonglow, black-eyed susans.

Danielle: I have a garden in my backyard. I’m planting strawberries, a grape bush, and sunflowers. I think it’s really cool that I have some similar things with the school when I plant.

Teacher (voice): what’s our larger word for native?

Students (voice): Indigenous.

Teacher (voice): What is it?

Students (voice): Indigenous.

Naquan: I learned a lot. I learned the three most dangerous things that can be inside the bay—toxins, sediments, and nutrients. Toxins are chemicals, oil, antifreeze coolant, any type of stuff. Sediments come from the plants, and nutrients that are put inside the plants. They runoff due to erosion.

We can put trees by the lakes so it will catch everything. We can also plant plants, because the roots will hold the stuff together, so that will keep the sediments and the nutrients all together… and plus, with the trees around the lake, the trees can use it, because they use a lot of nutrients and sediment.

Teacher: We planted it here, because this is where the water runs down.

Danielle: If there were no trees or plants, then the Chesapeake Bay will be really dirty. But I think that every year it’s getting better, the Chesapeake Bay. It makes a difference, because if you plant trees and everything, the more you plant, the better the Chesapeake Bay will be. I think that by taking care of the Bay, that it will really make a difference in the future.

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