Fun trip today,
with very enthusiastic kids.
They saw deer,
and possibly a Tyranosaurus Rex (not confirmed).
Thanks for all the volunteers keeping things running smoothly.
Wednesday, October 11
5th Grade, Room 307,
is off to Sauganash to run the Island Biogeography simulation game,
explore the wilds,
and collect rare seeds.
Please join us
to lead and learn.
Meet by the fish tank at 9:00 a.m.,
picnic lunch in the grove,
and back by 1:15 p.m..
On Thursday, October 12,
4th Grade, Room 207,
also ventures to Sauganash to
consider the way in which native plant communities
How can this be?
Why do certain plants associate with each other.
Why don't we find Liatris spicata in the oak woodlands?
Or Rattlesnake master in the Flood Plain?
How do plants "decide"?
Then of course,
a healthy lunch,
some running around,
and back to school by 1:15 p.m.
It seems that we will have to re-schedule
this Friday's 6th Grade River trip
for Room 309, because of the wonderful opportunity
for our students to take part in a feast of Latin music this Friday.
I was about to issue a call,
for volunteers to run the benthic biological assessment station for this trip.
This involves donning waders,
grabbing a dip net,
and trying to capture, view, and identify
the creatures the inhabit the bottom muds of our compromised river ecosystem.
Let me know if this might be your new self-improvement venture.
Don't forget that on Wednesday evening,
starting at 5:00 p.m.,
will be last month of Garden night.
There's work to do,
friends to make,
and food to share.
Please join us.
on Saturday, October 14
there will be a Riverbank workday
from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Meet at Hutchinson and the River.