Stream School
Posted on 10/13/2016
student holding a crustaceanWhat's in the water?  Students from Fairview Elementary, Fishburn Park Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, and Virginia Heights Elementary can tell you after completing Stream School.  4th graders traded in their pens and notebooks for a pair of boots and a net at Fishburn Park.  The students learned a lot about watersheds and life cycles, something they'll see on the SOL.

On a chilly fall morning, students headed into the stream to stir up the sediment.  After pouring the contents on a table, the students went exploring.  They found several crustaceans and salamanders.  A few were even brave enough to pick up these aquatic creatures.

These trips were made possible thanks to a grant from the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy.  Before leaving, teachers and students had lunch at the picnic pavilion. 

two students using the net in the streamstudent in the stream holding up his netstudent holding a vilestudent interacting with Thom Fitzpatrickcrustaceana group at table scouring stuff from the stream

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