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The CMST students traveled to the Carlos Environmental Center in Alexandria this week. We enjoyed our visit and learned so many interesting things about nature. Our fifth and sixth grade students in their overnight adventure studied animal tracks, outdoor survival, archery, and a low rope challenge course. Featured this week are the learning stations that our K-4 students participated in.

Fallen Log: It's amazing how many things live in and on rotting logs. Participants will become familiar with some of these forest floor organisms as they look at the different layers in a forest. They'll also gain an understanding of how decomposition takes place.

Herps/Turtle Hurdles: Participants learn about our resident reptiles and amphibians through a hands-on demonstration given by one of the Luther Crest staff. Through a fun game called Turtle Hurdles, students learn to appreciate the many obstacles animals have to overcome in order for their offspring to survive. Students take part in an activity where they play the role of either the predators (the hurdles) or the turtles. The goal of the turtles is to make it past the upland and marsh predators, avoid cars and pollution and successfully lay eggs in their nest. The task in not easy however.

Bird Buffet: Participants learn about bird feeding behavior, what different birds eat, and how different birds are adapted for eating different types of food. They also get to feed the birds at Luther Crest as they make their own bird feeders.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, May 26 DARE Graduation at 5:45 p.m. followed by the Spring Concert at 7 p.m.

Friday, May 27 Glacial Park Day

Monday, May 30 Memorial Day - No School

Thursday, June 2 Final Day of Classes/6th grade graduation. Graduation Tea at 12:45 p.m. followed by ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

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