The ERC’s Science After School (SAS) program wrapped up this week at Hemingway STEAM School. For the past six Tuesdays we worked with 15 enthusiastic 4th and 5th grade students exploring the wild places surrounding Hemingway STEAM School.
Students learned about local habitats by investigating soil, water, macroinvertebrates, seeds and more! They loved any activity near the river. The program started when the afternoons were still 60 degrees and sunny, and ended with some chilly November afternoons when we studied how animals cope with winter. We learned that animals tolerate winter, hibernate, or migrate. Favorite activities from the session included collecting and identifying macroinvertebrates, building model beaver lodges and studying the components that make up soil along the river bank.
We are looking forward to winter and spring sessions at Alturas and Hailey Elementary Schools!
For more information about this program, please contact Alisa McGowan, ERC Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 726-4333.