Getting Kids Out Into Nature

Buggin’ Out at Brightwater

environmental education

Last Saturday we had the chance to go to a nature event at the Brightwater wastewater treatment plant.  We looked in ponds for bugs:

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Annika dipping for pond life
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Gabe sifting through pond life

We looked at pond life under microscopes:

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Scientist at work
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Looking at the fascinating microscopic world

We did some art projects:

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We enjoyed the art around the campus:

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Glass representations of aquatic life
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Tree branch pipes
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Looking at specimens

We learned a bit more about the water cycle and the uses for reclaimed water.

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Learning about the water cycle
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Your public service announcement for the day

I’ll be writing up some more details about this event and others you can go to in the winter for ParentMap.  Stay tuned in the next weeks for more info!

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