Students Present City with Book Written by Delphi 4th and 5th Graders

Delphi students with Museum Director Kerry Perkins and the native plant book they wrote and illustrated.

Delphi Academy 4th and 5th grade students researched all the native plants planned for the Campbell Historical Museum and published their research with illustrations in a hard-bound book. Copies of the book were presented to Museum Director Kerry Perkins, who originally came to the school to inform students of the project and opportunity to participate.

Kerry Perkins, Museum Director, admires the book written by Delphi students.

Paromita Dani and Andrew Huang, who both worked on the book, presented a copy to Ms. Perkins and also to City of Campbell gardeners Charles Porter and David Olson, who were instrumental in involving the students with the planting, landscaping, reading of blueprints and gaining an understanding of xeriscaping and the philosophy of drought-friendly landscaping.

Dave Olson and Chuck Porter receive the native plant book written by Delphi students.

The students then took a tour of the garden and located each of the plants listed in the book. Perkins says the book will stay on display at the museum and be available to visitors to help them identify plants until actual signs are made. She has invited the students to contribute to the design and research of the signs.

The book open to the same page as the plant it describes.

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