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Fairview Elementary 5th Grade AIG - Barrier Island 2010
During the week of September 20th, Fairview's 5th Grade AIG Students had the unique opportunity to learn about and experience nature in a way that is hands-on, memorable and a whole lot of fun. They the chance to discover the scientific world with all of their senses in an open and encouraging environment designed to see, smell, touch, hear and, yes, even taste lessons in biology, ecology, conservation, botany and much more.
Their three day adventure included four exciting classes: Seining, Let's Sea, Need a Friend, and Claws & Woodstalk.
The campus includes nearly one mile of beach, 100 acres of salt marsh, 200 acres of undisturbed maritime forest, freshwater ponds, and a freshwater swamp. Barrier Island facilities include classrooms, numerous outdoor teaching sites, arts and crafts building, climate controlled gymnasium, low ropes course, beach front recreation hall, lighted outdoor recreation field, a health center, full service dining hall and climate controlled beach front cabins with bathrooms.
Written by: Richard Wikfors
Posted: Sep 29, 2010 by Richard Wikfors