Learning in the wild

2013-06-26T00:00:00Z Learning in the wildBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
June 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HOBART | Students from the E.P.A. Environmental Club at St. Mary Catholic Community School recently enjoyed a spring hike through Bur Oak Woods Nature Preserve, one of the few remaining old growth savanna habitats  in Lake County.

The site is dominated by centuries old pen grown Bur Oaks and is home to many animals, such as deer, fox, turkeys and flying squirrels.

Students were engaged in a variety of environmental education activities during their visit, exploring concepts such as competition, adaptation and interdependence. These were led by Education and Volunteer Manager Jim Erdelac of the Shirley Heinz Land Trust and Outreach Education Coordinator Kellie Koerner of the Dunes Learning Center.

The E.P.A. Environmental Club at St. Mary’s stands for Education, Protection and Appreciation and is open to students in grades 4 through 8. Led by Principal Tom Ruiz and teachers Kim Hise, Rachel Baker and Heather Clarkson, students attend monthly meetings, write a weekly article for the school’s electronic newsletter and take field trips. They also spearhead the school’s recycling program.

 

 

 

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Hobart

City Hall
414 Main Street Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-1940

Police Department
705 E. Fourth St. Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-1125

Fire Department
400 E. 10th Street Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-5184

Public Works
414 Main Street Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-6121

School City of Hobart
32 East 7th Street, Hobart, In 46342
(219) 942-8885

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses