Kindergarten

Pond and Wetland Study

A kindergarten classroom from The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science (formerly Southwest Charter School) in Portland, Oregon visited Oaks Bottom, a neighboring wetland, almost every week in the spring to study pond and wetland ecology.

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The kindergarten class exploring Oaks Bottom with their teacher.

They also had an opportunity to play with natural building materials, create scientific drawings of plants, and make maps of the refuge.

The class built a model of Oaks Bottom in their classroom, including animal figurines and essential landmarks like the “Troll Bridge.” As a result of this wetlands study, most kindergartner’s can now identify at least several native plants.
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A kindergarten student building with materials found around Oaks Bottom.
The class built a model of Oaks Bottom in their classroom, including animal figurines and essential landmarks like the “Troll Bridge.” As a result of this wetlands study, most kindergartner’s can now identify at least several native plants.

 

 

Oaks Bottom Model created by Southwest Charter School’s Kindergarten Class

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