Wednesday, February 26, 2014

First Field Trip of 2014

Today 28 fourth graders and four teachers and parents from McCabe Elementary School came out for the museum's first field trip this year.  Over the next month all five classes of McCabe's fourth graders will have the chance to come out to see the museum.

The kids got enjoy several different activities during the day.  They went on a hike to explore the desert and learn about some of the plants, animals, and rocks that can be found right out in our own backyard.  Making clay pots in our signature coiled clay activity showed them how the Kumeyaay tribes made the ceramic vessels needed to carry food and water necessary for living in the desert.  And they got to reinforce some geology lessons from science class by checking out volcanoes, floating pumice and handling obsidian.  Everyone had a great time with what one boy called "fun science".  We hope the rest of our field trips have as much fun learning as this class did!

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