Yesterday we had a great field trip exploring the beach and the bay on Assateague Island National Seashore. We arrived to the Assateague Island visitor center where we explored the touch tanks, looked at the aquariums, and saw a movie about the park's most famous resident--the wild horses. Then, the park rangers took us to the ocean side as well as the bay side to explore. Students learned how organisms adapt to these unique environments. On the beach, students practiced living the life of a ghost crab...they had to be careful to not get caught by the gulls. We learned how the organisms of these habitats depend on one another for survival. Over on the bay side, students were able to go micro-fishing with small nets to see what they could find. Students found many comb jellies, shrimp, and other forms of plankton! Our park ranger helped us understand how all of these forms of plankton sustain the other larger organisms in the bay food web. Hope your child shared with you all of the great experiences we had on our trip. Check out some of our pictures below:
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This blog is dedicated to the fifth grade at Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore, MD. Our hope is that this blog will keep students, parents, and anyone else interested up to date with all that we have going on during the school year. Let us know what you think!