Tuesday, September 22, 2009

studying deciduous forest biomes with WVES students

Students in grades 3-5 at Waterville Valley Elementary School spent the afternoon with Rey Center staff exploring the forest behind the Curious George Cottage as part of their studies on the Temperate Deciduous Forest Biome. Students learned about the relationships between living organisms and the non-living components of the deciduous forest by creating a web of life, they searched for critters and signs of critters in the trees and on the forest floor, they learned to identify both deciduous and coniferous trees, and tested the pH of the soil to determine how non-living factors affect living organisms.