Field Trip to the Refuge–March 17

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day! The kids and parents had a wonderful time on our field trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ. John made the day extra special by telling the kids about our ‘leprechaun’ and he helped the students find all of his gold! After playing and exploring in the Children’s Discovery Area, we took a nice hike down to Gull Pond Tower. There they found the leprechaun’s pot of gold! A picnic lunch followed and then another hike down the Leeds Eco Trail. We saw lots of birds and plants and critters. I think the parents had as much fun as the kids did! Many thanks to my honey, John Black who made the day extra special for everyone! <3

Everyone made some really great observations and recorded them with their groups. Please post your observations in a comment below.

Groundhog Day!

You may be asking yourself, what in the world is Groundhog Day? Well, Groundhog Day is a holiday that is celebrated every year on February 2. Wait, instead of me writing it here, you could click here and read about it for yourself!

Some questions for you to answer:

1. What is a groundhog and what is another name for this animal?

2.  Where does the famous Punxsutawney Phil groundhog live?

3. What is the legend of the groundhog and its shadow?

4. Do you think the groundhog will see its shadow this February 2nd?

Make sure you write your answers in complete sentences.


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