Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!
April 5, 2019 by: Maddie Koenig

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Much like the sound of an evening chorus of spring peepers, we consider the cheerful and rowdy sound of student voices on a field trip as a sign that spring has, finally, returned to the Anacostia River.

Over the last few weeks, the education team has been busy with programming - class visits, boat tours and field experiences!   Spring has certainly arrived. 

See below for some highlights!

1st grade students from the Maret School check out a turtle at Bladensburg Waterfront Park after releasing their classroom mussels as part of our Mussel Power program!  The first significant turtle sightings of the season are always exciting.

More from the Mussel Power program - 9th and 10th graders from Fairmont Heights High School (PGCPS) enjoy a quiet moment at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens after releasing their classroom mussels and assisting with data collection.
Students from Parkdale High School (PGCPS) trynot to fall in as they line up to assist with water quality data collection at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.
4th graders at Spellman Elementary School (PGCPS) plant seedlings and do a little nature journaling as part of our Rice Rangers program.
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4th graders from Two Rivers Public Charter School work on transplanting their classroom plants into a "floating wetland" and enjoy a boat tour! Rice Rangers has been successful!  So successful, in fact, that we are running out of wetland areas that are easily accessible for little legs.  So far, floating wetlands are the solution.
Looking forward to providing more updates about our school-based spring programming soon!  
Maddie Koenig

Maddie Koenig

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