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Local First Graders Head to Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy

Students at Woodland Elementary School visited Friday to learn about insects, reptiles, birds and mammals, and how they have various adaptations to make their lives easier.

The three first grade classes of Woodland Elementary School filed onto busses to visit the  in Schwenksville on Friday. The students are a part of the Methacton School District. The students took advantage of the beautiful weather to learn a little bit more about nature all around them.

Students were escorted through four stations: insects, reptiles, birds and mammals, learning at each what adaptations the creatures had made to make their own lives eaiser, live longer, stay safer or find mates.  

"My favorite part was the turkey vulture," said Seamus Treacy, 6, first grader in Ms. Kosak's class. "They are bald so they can pull out guts, and they also puke on people if you startle them."

When asked if there were any other highlights from his educational experience, Seamus stated that the turkey vulture also "pees on himself when it's hot and he is flying."

After their educational stations, the teams had lunch together at the outdoor picnic grove. It was a goreous day for weather, and all had a wonderful time.

Paula Goff April 16, 2012 at 04:03 PM
PWC and its staff and volunteers are among the great treasures of the Perkiomen Valley. I urge anyone with an interest in our natural surroundings to learn more about the organization and contribute and/or volunteer in this time of tight budgets.

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