The Ashton Nature Center was where the fifth grade went for their field trip. The fifth grade acknowledged consumers, decomposers, and producers. They looked types of plants and animals for these in a forest, a stream, and a meadow area. This event took place on the dates of November 4th and 5th.
The fifth grade went to the Ashton Nature Center because everybody was learning science. They collected organisms and looked up species of birds, insects, and (fairly disgusting) scat samples. They seemed to love it. It was mixed with fun and science, a great thing.
In the forest the kids found fungi, evidence of birds, and worms. In the meadow area they discovered wild plants, birds, squirrels, and more. Then came the fun part. They looked through the stream to find water spiders and bugs, salamanders, and some worms. “I had a great time finding bugs in the stream!” Said a fifth grader who attended the trip.