Field Trip Combines Classroom Concepts and Service Learning

Collegiate 5th Graders partnered this week with the James River Association for a service learning field trip at the Pump House Park, part of the James River Park System. The trip tied together concepts from the students’ study of the importance of water in their ancient history and in science classes.
In the service component, students learned how to construct and distribute “seed bombs,” that will grow wildflowers to draw monarch butterflies and different species of bees, both of which indicate ecological health of an area.

Read more here about the 5th Grade Water Project over the course of the year.