We are so very pleased with our first semester of Mountain SOL.
This semester we offered both an in-school program for students at the Morgantown Learning Academy as well as afterschool programs open to all local students.
Our In-School Mountain SOL program worked with Morgantown Learning Academy classroom teachers, from Pre-K 3 through Middle School, on a weekly basis. In our first semester of Fall 2014, we learned about:
- The four components of wildlife habitat
- How to use those components to design our own Wild Yards
- Team building skills (through group activities on our trails!)
- Food webs and food chains specific to our our forests
- A local animal that each class wanted to learn more about (squirrel, owl, beaver, fox, raccoon, coyote, black snake, and bobcat)
- Threatened and endangered species in West Virginia through the Shh…Listen! Art exbihit
- Different kinds of owls, their calls, and all about the bones in their pellets!
We are already off to a great start this semester learning about why Monarchs have migrated, and where they migrated to! Please enjoy some pictures below from our in school program at MLA:
Left: The animals that each class choose to learn more about! Right: Kindergarten learning about beavers!
5th grade looking for animal signs to determine what type of habitat we have….and what they want to create!