Thursday, October 13, 2011

Meadow Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom at Burleson Elementary in Meadow, was held last week . Students from Wellman-Union, Dawson, Plains and Burleson ,along with their teachers, took part in our two-day learning experience.

Our 5th graders enjoyed listing to the different presenters and learning about our habitat. Presenters included;

Amphibians and Micro-Invertebrates; Russel Martin
Toads and Tadpoles in Sand Dunes; Burr Williams

Weather on the Southern High Plains; Carry Allen

Lessor Prairie Chicken; Duane Luis
The Birds of the High Plains; Gail Barnes
The "dirt" on Soil; Greg Lindsey

 Rangeland Management;Kegan Crouch

Draws and Groundwater; Jason Coleman

Salt Cedar/Beetle; Manuel DeLeon

Our field trip was to a buffalo ranch. The kids really enjoyed getting to see these beautiful animals up close.

A special thanks goes out to all of our presenters this week and our schools and their awesome teachers and staff. Also to the Terry County NRCS, Jackie Pate, Terry County AgriLife Extension and the  SPUWCD . It is amazing how much we can accomplish and how many students we can reach, when we work together.

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