Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Plum Island Field Trip

A Great egret.

Lesser and Greater yellowlegs.

On top of the observatiion tower.

We had a very successful field trip today to the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury and to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport.  At the SPL Farm, the students participated in the 2 hour "Dirt Detectives" program where they become archaeologists as they survey a site map, explore interior archaeology via trap doors, excavate a mock pit using actual tools of the trade, and analyze authentic artifacts to learn about activities at the farm in the past 300 years.
While at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, the students extended their study of Bird Migration by looking for the bird they researched in class.

Lunch on the beach!

What a crew!

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