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Ms. Simpkins 8th Grade Earth Science Field Trip:  Ragged Mountain Natural Area

The eighth grade class, Ms. Simpkins, and Ms. Short went on a wonderful field trip to Ragged Mountain Natural Area in the outskirts of Charlottesville on Monday, September 13.  They went on the field trip to observe wildlife, to identify trees, and to learn about reservoirs.  The outcome was outstanding after spending two hours on the water following a trail around the reservoir they encountered a wide variety of frogs, listened to blue jays, and observed natural habits of newts.  Throughout the walk they collected leaf samples of over 20 different types of trees that they identified when they returned from the trip.  They also learned about how large storms effect trees, the land, and cause erosion.  They even encountered five horses on the edge of Camp Holiday Trails farm at the end of the journey making it a memorable experience.

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Written by Miller School of Albemarle

September 16, 2010 at 4:03 PM

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