The entire school was excited for our field trip to the Terra Cotta Conservation area. Each grade were able to experience different aspects of nature, and see living and non- living things.
The Kindergartens participated in programs that allowed them to see where animals lived, and they learned how to protect their homes. The grade one and two participated in games to learn how animals adapt to their environment, as well as they were able to search for different insects and investigate why they are important to our environment.
Lastly, grades three to seven participated in “Wild Art” where each pair was given a camera and they learned how nature photographers capture the incredible pictures that they do! The students learned about natures contrasting colour, finding lines in nature, texture and how to photograph movement.
In the afternoon, students learned about the Natives that first lived on our land. They learned about how they used the land to live, how they traded with Europeans, and the different myths they would tell. The grades three to seven became one with nature when they were directed to sit on the grass and listen and observe the nature around them. It was wonderful for them to completely zone in on the sounds the birds, the trees, and notice the different fungus that was growing in the grass.
This field trip allowed the students to make connections to the curriculum and learn that our earth is precious and we need to make an effort to take care of it.