Sasqua Garden Club and the Read School in Bridgeport partner together each year to provide two wonderful programs to their third graders.  In November, with the help of about 15-20 members, we assist the students in creating stunning Thanksgiving arrangements that they bring home and proudly display.  In each classroom, Sasqua volunteers demonstrate a brief introduction to flower arranging and offer some simple tips for creating beautiful arrangements. Next, the children select their flowers and then with huge smiles on their faces will create unique and special pieces for the homes. The children truly love this morning and it is also a favorite for our volunteers as well.

In late Spring, we take the children to the Burr Street Audubon to attend the “Feathered Friends” program.  Along with 12-15 members of our club, the students and teachers enjoy a program that first discusses bird banding.  Afterward, the students are divided into groups and led outside where they participate in three different activities that consist of using binoculars to identify birds, enjoying a nature hike around the pond and finally enjoying a bird identification challenge.  It is a special trip for the children as it is one of two field trips they participate in during the third grade at Read.

The third graders at the Read School are always so grateful for our activities with them.  They are a special, polite, kind and enthusiastic group of children and it is our pleasure to help them year after year.

THE SASQUA GARDEN CLUB
PAST AND PRESENT DONATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND CIVIC PROJECTS

Aspetuck Land Trust
Bridgeport Public Schools/Read Elementary School
Connecticut Audubon
Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary
Connecticut College Arboretum
Connecticut Fund for the Environment
Fairfield Museum and History Center
Fairfield Senior Citizen Center Planting
FSW (Family Services Woodfield)
Friends of Fairfield
GCA Project 2000/Butterfly Garden
GCA Scholarship Fund
Meals on Wheels, Holiday Table Decorations
Mill River Wetlands
Nature Conservancy
Read School
Rye Nature Center
Save L.I. Sound Alliance
Save the Redwoods
The Garden Conservancy
The Garden Education Center
Tomlinson Middle School Courtyard Garden
Town of Fairfield Planting
Trout Brook Valley
Seed Savers Exchange