Insects, Frogs and Skulls - Oh No!
First grade went to Spring Creek Prairie for their field trip this year. The Audubon Society has a great education center and educators who lead the students through exploration of wetlands, grasslands, prairie study and wildlife. Students enjoyed dipping in the pond and finding frogs, tadpoles and damsel fly nymphs.
Sweeping the prairie with nets and examining insects was another highlight. The prairie study had us listen to the sounds in nature and gather the colors of the rainbow to make a kaleidoscope. On the highest hill of the prairie students sat around examining animal pelts and skulls, identifying the coyote, white tailed deer and badger.
The day was beautiful and students and adults alike enjoyed the learning and exploration of nature!