Friday, March 13, 2015

Field Trip Fun (Part 1)

-Anne C. Morgan, Head Curator

Springtime means field trip time and even with all the construction going on here at the museum we've had several classes come out for field trips.

For the third year in a row every 4th grader with McCabe Elementary came out for field trips.  159 students over five different field trips enjoyed hiking on our property and learning about desert plants and animals; looking at rocks and applying the geology they've been studying in the class to the Imperial Valley; and learning to make pots with our signature coiled clay program.

Sunflower Elementary School's Mrs. Arguelles and Mrs. Diaz brought their 2nd graders out earlier this year.  They were kind enough to send us handwritten (and drawn!) thank you letters telling us how much fun they had with us.  From the letters it looks like making pots was the biggest hit, although hiking with cactus was a close second.  We've been fortunate enough to have great weather for our field trips so far- here's hoping that continues for the next few!

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