The spring field trip to Salter Grove has become an annual event for the science program at St. Peter School. This year the new science teacher, Annie Graham, organized and led field trips for the second and fifth grades. On the morning of May 18, she was joined by the second grade teacher Nancy Dunlap and parents Jonathan Alvarez, Mike Jarvis (FoSG member), and Alicia Oldzewski to guide 25 students through 5 ecosystems. The trip for 25 fifth-graders, who came as fourth-graders in 2017, was in the afternoon of May 21 and included the fifth-grade teacher Christina Desmairis and parent Dawn Jarvis.
Susan Unger and Megan Kane brought 24 fourth graders from St. Peter School to Salter Grove on Friday, May 12 to observe and draw wild animals and plants in their respective habitats. Small groups of students fanned out into the different habitats of the park supervised by their teachers, and FoSG members Peter Becker, Michael Jarvis, and Marina Wong.
“One student said that it was the best field trip he ever had because he was free to explore anywhere he wanted.”
Students from St. Peter School test the salinity of Salter Grove’s waters, May 23, 2016
On May 23, 2016 the fourth- and fifth-grade students from St. Peter School in Warwick visited Salter Grove with their teachers to learn about interactions of plants and animals with their environment and explore the many different natural ecosystems of the park. It was a great way to learn about nature and how to conduct scientific work “in the field.” Below are some photos from the day’s events taken by FoSG member Jason Major.