Black Hill Partnership Blog


In the fall of 2015, Barnesville embarked on a school-wide partnership with Black Hill Regional Park to enhance outdoor and environmental education across the School’s curriculum. This blog chronicles related programs and activities.


 

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Kindergarten Explores Habitats on Campus and at Black Hill


Ms. Katrina, a naturalist from Black Hill Regional Park, visited with the kindergarten class to teach them about how to explore natural habitats found on campus. Following is some of what they did:

  • Learned how to use binoculars
  • Talked about rules for observing birds in the wild
  • Walked around campus looking and listening for birds
  • Saw empty shells from molted Cicadas
  • Walked behind the fenceline and found funnel spider webs and a fox skull!
  • Listened to birds in Explorer Woods
  • Found a Persimmon Tree -- foxes love persimmon fruit

A few days later, the class took a field trip to Black HIll Regional Park:

  • Watched a live webcam of a Peregrine Falcon in Baltimore
  • Talked about Bald Eagles
  • Learned about Monarch Butterflies
  • Helped tag Monarch Butterflies to help with a study by the University of Kansas
  • Helped release Monarch Butterflies
  • Saat in a bird blind to watch for birds
  • Explored different habitats around the Park looking for birds and other wildlife
    • Meadow
    • Pond
    • Lake
    • Woods
Posted by Jan Hyland on Monday October, 3, 2016 at 02:37PM
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