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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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Third and Fourth Graders Navigate Winter Birdwatching at Little Seneca Lake

Barnesville 3rd and 4th graders went on a guided waterfowl watching tour at Black Hill Regional Park. Students spent time in a duck blind, used binoculars, and recorded bird sightings at several locations around Little Seneca Lake.

Before going out, students learned about the creeks that feed into it the lake and talked about why different types of birds would be found in different locations. The lake is home to Goldeneye Ducks, Tundra Swans, and American Coots, which look like ducks, float like ducks, but are not actually ducks!

Naturalists from Black Hill visited with the same group of students at Barnesville last week to prepare for the birdwatching adventure. They’ve been learning about identifying characteristics that are unique to the area’s waterfowl.

Posted by Jan Hyland on Saturday February, 27, 2016 at 12:14PM

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