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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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Preschoolers Build Their Own Bird Nests

Black Hill Regional Park naturalist, Lynette Lenz, visited with Barnesville’s early childhood and pre-k students to talk about nests and the different materials birds use to build them. Ms. Lenz shared a book about birds and and brought a few real nests for the students to see and touch. The tiniest was that of a Hummingbird. In contrast, she explained that Eagles continually build on their nests year after year, so they can be as large as the classroom carpet and weigh as much as a car.

The classes went outside to gather materials and built nests of their own. They learned that Cardinals build nests in bushes, Robins use mud, and Hummingbirds use moss with spiderwebs as glue.

Later this week, the classes will go to Black Hill Regional Park for a nest scavenger hunt.

Posted by Jan Hyland on Wednesday March, 2, 2016 at 10:20AM

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