5th graders of the Prairie Science Class study archery using the National Archery in the Schools Program. There are many benefits to learning archery, but the main reason they learn archery in the PSC is that it provides them with another tool they can use for the rest of their lives to stay connected to nature.
Ms. Strege’s 4th grade Prairie Science students recently studied land invertebrates in their prairie habitat. Land invertebrates were caught in sweep nets and then scooped into bug boxes to get a closer look. The banded garden spider eating a mosquito was a definite highlight! Insects are so fascinating!
Today the 4th grade Prairie Science Classes had a positive impact on the prairie! Removing the invasive willow trees from an area allows the native prairie plants to continue to grow and thrive.