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A Day in the Salt Marsh

The students spent the day exploring different habitats and ecosystems at the Don Edward's Wildlife Reserve. They observed salt marshes, salt ponds, sloughs, and highland habitats.  It was a great opportunity to explore nature, which many seldom get a chance to do.  In the lab, they used special equipment to view water samples and determine the types of bacteria other examples of life present in water samples from the marsh.  Also, they experimented with different types of materials and how they affect the flow and absorption of water in our watersheds.  
The partnership also provided the students with follow up lessons and hands on activities in the classroom to solidify the things they learned on the field trip.  The students had an amazing time and really learned a lot.  They were especially thankful to have a chance to explore nature on a dry beautiful day!