We have several classes going to the Wetlands in Sackville during March. Their Wetlands in Winter program is an experiential program that combines indoor and outdoor activities while teaching about the amazing places that wetland ecosystems are – even in the winter! Students are taught how local animals prepare for winter and how to identify wildlife tracks and scat. On snowshoes, students look for animal signs in the snow and see how aquatic invertebrate samples are collected from under the ice. They examine the washed samples in the laboratory where they identify macro-invertebrate species and explore their adaptations to life under water. Students also learn about wind chill and how buffer zones protect animals from harsh winds. What a great learning experience for students.
On March 21st, the Calithumpians will perform Y.E.S. In Deed for students from grades
3 to 8 at Edith Cavell School, followed by a workshop with our Drama Club. The enviro-drama
presentation is free thanks to financial support from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund and a
touring grant from the N.B. Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. We
look forward to the production and workshop!