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June 11th, 2014: Learning Along the River, Week 10

We concluded our incredible program by setting up interactive stations to represent the many lessons learned along the river. Roles were reversed and students became teachers at each station by explaining what they learned.  Stations included our watershed model, microscopes, plants from the Salinas River, animal tracking, using a compass, topographic maps, rocks from the river, binoculars, conventional vs. organic foods and the many properties of soil.  After visiting all stations kids had the opportunity to answer questions correctly and win a prize from the mystery box. Everyone had a blast participating in a “birding” activity designed to remind students of the many obstacles in our world birds must navigate around in order to survive. Although we are sad so see the program come to a close, we certainly enjoyed our final day of Learning Along the River.

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