Conservation Area Field Trip

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Last week, the Grade 3/4 class went on a field trip to the Little Cataraqui Conservation Area. Due to high winds, we were not able to go into the woods and therefore our Mapping program was curtailed. But it’s pretty amazing how things worked out. We ended up studying trees (the science unit we had just wrapped up), and habitats (which will be our last unit of the year in June). In addition, we were led through the program by the amazing Stana (who knows pretty much everything about the conservation area) and also Janza Giangrosso, from the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Queen’s University, who taught us Objiway (Anishabemowin) names and songs about the beautiful creation all around us. Was it another coincidence that we are also studying Indigenous Peoples later in the year? Thank you, God, for arranging this!  And Miigwech (thank you) Janza, for modeling respect for the natural world while introducing the children to the Objiway culture and language.