Coniferous forest, deciduous forest, grassland, savannah, bird ecology, coyote tracking……Mr. Pineda’s students had the opportunity to study it all in early December. As an important activity in their environmental science unit, students took a trip to the Heald Orchard five minutes from the school. Everyone was prepared for the frigid temperatures so they could make their highly relevant scientific observations. A relaxing picnic lunch was enjoyed by all next to Heald Pond (which is a lake, ecologically speaking) under cloudy skies while they searched the pond’s four beaver lodges for activity.
What a great resource for students to access so close to home! NMS would like to thank Mrs. Paula Terrasi of the Conservation Commission for making this and other trips possible!