While working in the O.W.L.S. project students learn about various plants, shrubs, and tree.
In 1995 Bickerdyke Elementary dedicated an Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site (OWLS). The 70 by 100 foot site was supported through grant funds from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and through funds from the Elaine Machin Memorial. Elaine was a third grade teacher at Bickerdyke until her passing. Students and staff work in the site to establish and maintain native grass plots, garden plots, landscaping shrubs and flowers, zeriscape, and wetlands. Included within the site are several birdhouses, birdfeeders, and birdbaths.