A Field Trip to Remember!

By: Stephanie Ramos Email
By: Stephanie Ramos Email

The 10th Annual history and environmental fair opened its doors to students from Shawnee County and outlining areas. Students learned everything from watershed management to U.S. Geological surveys to recycling.

There were 15 booths staffed by conservation related organizations with staffers ready to answer any questions. Every 10 minutes students were taken to various displays.

"These types of things we can talk about in our class but when we can come and actually see them first hand, it always makes a bigger impression," says 5th grade teacher Melissa Turpin.

Teresa Jenkins with the Kansas History Center says, "it's important to address history and science nature standards. It's important that any field trip use the time and resources to accomplish those goals. We have designed this event so kids can have a great time, but teachers can also get alot of their work done."

Do you think participation in the history & environmental fair will provide information to students in order for them to meet Kansas science education standards? For instance, Science in personal and environmental perspectives.

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