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.
Naturalists from Black Hill took 1st and 2nd graders on a nature and wildlife scavenger hunt around the Barnesville School campus yesterday.
They found empty bird nests and praying mantis egg case.
They also looked inside the Bluebird nesting boxes installed around campus by last year's 6th grade.
Today, the kids went to Black Hill where they learned about worms and the role they play in gardens, as well as which animals rely on worms as a food source.
While the naturalists were on campus, they trained our entire faculty on how to monitor the Bluebird nesting boxes.
Naturalists from Black Hill Regional Park have been teaching first and second graders about native plants on campus. They spent a morning at the Park learning how to properly plant flowers and then put those skills to good use. Students helped plant different varieties of milkweed as well as black-eyed Susans and other butterfly and bird-friendly plants. After helping with the planting, they explored the Park and many of its beautiful gardens. The Black Hill naturalists gave students four ostrich and sensitive ferns that they brought back to campus and immediately planted in the School’s gardens.
WATCH TECHNOLOGY & NATURE: First Grade Bird iMovies -- First and fourth grade worked in buddy groups to select birds to study and filled out research organizers. Each first grader then wrote paragraphs from their organizer and produced their own iMovie. Take a look!
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