We talked about the local water system, turtles, leeches, insects and a few prehistoric plants. The kids got to take a turn collecting from the nearby brook after a quick demonstration by me of how to collect. Then we set up the specimens in white bowls, Petri dishes and containers to observe behavior and try to identify what we found. We did find a young salamander in the water we could not identify.
The kids had some great questions to ask and interesting information to share. I think we could have stayed there all day exploring. Conte Elementary School has the riches biodiversity of any schoolyard in the city.
Join us there this Saturday from 10-12 to do more exploring. Please note the location change from Dorothy Amos Park.