This article was originally published in CREA’s Spring 2019 newsletter.
Spring field trips to CREA have begun! 5th graders have been busy using soil corers to collect different types of soil around the preserve and compare their discoveries; 4th graders are using wind and light meters to measure renewable energy sources in nature; and 3rd graders scoop bugs from the pond to check out under a microscope and turn over logs to hunt for salamanders.
These classes are designed with teacher input to complement learning the students are doing in their classrooms.
“I wish we could stay here all day!” is a common parting phrase from our elementary student and teacher visitors.