Thursday, October 7, 2010

Plum Island - Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Field Trip - October 7th, 2010

Today's trip to the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was a success!  The weather was windy and pretty chilly, but we dodged most of the rain!

At the Farm, the kids participated in a program called, “Dirt Detectives.”   In this program, the students become archaeologists as they survey a site map, explore interior archaeology via trap doors, excavate a mock pit using actual tools of the trade, process reproduction artifacts in a field lab, and analyze authentic artifacts to learn about activities at the farm in the last 300 years. 

On Plum Island, the kids looked for the bird they researched in class as part of their study on bird migration.  Not all of the kids saw their bird, but some of the birds seen included: Peregrine falcon, Great egret, Snowny egret, Great blue heron, Black-bellied plover, Greater yellowlegs, Junco, and Green-winged teal.

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