Outing Finds Resources Within Walking Distance

Kate Badger’s class grabbed their jackets and were very shortly on the walking trail to Gray’s Lake. The students were posed with the following driving question: “How can we create a creature that could not only survive, but thrive, in an Iowan woodland?” In order to meet this challenge, students began to learn about the components of a healthy woodland, the plants/animals found there, weather conditions, animal adaptations, woodland food chains, and so on. These nature journalists will soon venture a out of the city, with a field experience in Walnut Woods.

Teacher takes selfie with students walking on trail. Two students sit in the grass under a tree writing in notebooks. A student sits in the grass writing in a notebook. Students walk around a tree, looking at it.Two students kneel in the grass writing in notebooks.

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