Taking the Classroom Outside

Our Countrywood crew is ready to get wet…. a little.
Our Countrywood crew is ready to get wet…. a little.
Leave it to an expert to dig to the bottom of the net.
Leave it to an expert to dig to the bottom of the net.
Our students were surprised just how much marine-life is living on our shores.
Our students were surprised just how much marine-life is living on our shores.
Using a seine net collects everything it surrounds.
Using a seine net collects everything it surrounds.
Ms. Workman and her students collect organisms that will take up residence in the class's saltwater tank.
Ms. Workman and her students collect organisms that will take up residence in the class's saltwater tank.

This past Sunday Ms. Workman’s class showed their adventuresome spirit as they met at Centerport beach for the annual trip to collect organisms for their class tank. Parents and students worked together to collect many specimens including snails, mussels, guppies, sea plants and even shrimp!  The collected organisms will take up residence in the class's saltwater tank, as an extension of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Discovery tank program, which is provided by the Countrywood PTA. By observing the natural phenomena of the relationship between plants and animals, the students were able to ask questions and make new discoveries. Hands-on learning at its best!