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Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 11:08am Age: 206 days
Category: Minisink Elementary, District

MVES SECOND GRADERS DIG DEEPER INTO NATURE


“It was the best day ever!” was the consensus among the first group of MVES second graders who traveled to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall on April 24.

How can you go wrong with fresh air, water, animal life, fossils and dinosaurs?  

During a pond life study, students observed and discussed animals that live in and around ponds, and the adaptations they undertake to survive in their environments. Searching through containers with pond water, students extracted what animal life they could find and placed their most unusual specimen in a bug box to share with the group.

In the next activity, they got their hands on real fossils and replicas of dinosaur teeth, bones and eggs. Deep in the “Dino Pit," like real paleontologists, they got down on their knees digging and bushing to unearth bones and charter their exciting discovery: a stegosaurus! 

All seven second grade classes at the elementary school will enjoy the same field trip and experience during this marking period. 

 

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