Recently, third grade students spent a beautiful day at Ashland Nature Center as a culminating activity to their Native American and water cycle units. They spent the first half of the day learning about the Lenni Lenape, who once lived in our area. The students hiked through the fields learning about how Native Americans found food, and made clothing and shelter by using the natural resources around them.
The second part of the day was spent learning about marshes, ponds, and streams. The boys and girls used nets to catch newts, tadpoles, and other interesting creatures, and discussed how these animals adapt to the different waters they live in. The third grade students had a great day learning outside of the classroom and had a blast!