Happy Earth Day!
Powhatan students will be celebrating our Earth with projects at every grade level over the next couple of weeks. Seventh graders built bluebird houses to place on the Crocker Conservancy. Many thanks to Mr. Martin for creating the kits for students to assemble! Eighth graders will be installing the bluebird houses later this week. Sixth graders have been busy researching native species for publication on a website soon to be revealed. Our second graders spent a gorgeous afternoon on Tuesday planting native ferns and removing huge armfuls of invasive garlic mustard. In the coming week, students will be creating habitat for bees and toads, releasing brook trout in our stream, creating nature quotes to place along Crocker trails, and researching stream health. All of these projects and more will be accessible by QR codes placed along the Crocker trails this spring. We were also pleased to welcome Jennifer Burghoffer from Blue Ridge Wildlife Center – and several of their critter “ambassadors” – to teach all of us about the protection of local wildlife. We are proud of the students for their hard work to protect “Our Wild Friends” this week and every week! ~Mrs. Coutts, Lower School Science Teacher
Enjoy these pictures from multiple activities this week:
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