Science After School

When I was in elementary school, I always wished we had an after school science program like the one in Dixon. The Embudo Valley Library’s after school program is absolutely fantastic, and last week we were fortunate enough to head that way and help the kids learn about the Embudo River.

We went on a hike to identify life forms, learned how to use compasses and GPS units, and collected and identified benthic macroinvertebrates. While we didn’t have much time before parents came and collected their kids, we made great strides in learning about riparian ecosystems.

Students search a kick net for benthic macroinvertebrates
Students search a kick net for benthic macroinvertebrates.
Students examine benthic macroinvertebrates under a microscope.
Students examine benthic macroinvertebrates under a microscope.
An up-close view of one of the benthics we saw.
An up-close view of one of the benthics we saw.

We were really impressed by the students both days that we visited Dixon, and we look forward to working with them in the future. Keep up the good work, Embudo Valley Library!

Christy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s