Today during first hour we completed the bullying survey and so little time was given for class work. This has prompted me to allow an additional day to get your controlled experiment completed, so they will not be due until Thursday. We were supposed to go outside part of the hour but did not do so as we needed to spend time in class on the controlled experiment project. We will continue this work tomorrow, but will be going outside during part of the hour.
We spent time looking at the extra credit submitted by Hailey Konen. We know and Hailey will be the first to tell you that she had some assistance, but her work on the extra credit was awesome. Hailey brought in most of the well known species of native grasses such as Big Bluestem, Switchgrass, Indian Grass, Side Oats Grama and our State grass Little Bluestem.
We also took time to share our outdoor lab activity which is scheduled for next Wed. the 16th, when we will be traveling to Allagawaho Heritage Memorial Park to work with Glenn Fell who is area director for the Kansas Native Plant Society. The link below gives us some information about the park and its purpose.
Allagawaho Heritage Memorial Park- Kaw Nation land that has established prairie and Kaw Indian heritage. This site allows you to gain some understanding of the area that surrounds us. We will be traveling to the Allagawaho site next Wednesday to identify and collect native grass seeds. Glenn Fell, who is the regional director of the Kansas Native Plant Society will be leading our venture and sharing information about his passion for the Flint Hills area. If any of the parents or family and friends would like to go along with us, we can always use an extra set of eyes and ears as we will be leading 45 plus students on this tour.
An Intersection of Cultures- This link provides some of the information about area. There are 4 links on this page and you should read and make note of the information that is contained on this page.