By Colleen Gredell
The fourth- and fifth-graders enjoyed a fun and informative day at Wilson Lake inWest Point on Sept. 29. The purpose of the day was to learn more about the forests of Iowa and animal life in the forest. This trip allowed the students to see nature rather than just reading about it.
The Lee County Conservation (LCC) environmental educators provide an excellent extension to what is learned in the classroom. The school has worked with this group for several years. Programs are developed by unit. The LCC educators come to the school and invite students on field trips and various activities.
Thus, each of the grades at school can take part in activities outside the classroom, as well as participate in the winter programs provided by Lee County Conservation.