Elementary students visit 4-H center

Published 1:57 pm Sunday, October 6, 2019

The third grade classes of Phenix Elementary visited Holiday Lake 4-H Center near Appomattox. Students spent time in both indoor and outdoor classrooms learning about wildlife ecology, aquatic ecology and mammalogy. Students learned about the importance of all parts of a food chain and how plants and animals are interdependent. While playing a predator/prey game, students became aware that resources are limited and that survival for animals is not always easy. While exploring a creek habitat, students found frogs, crawdads, minnows, a red striped salamander and water skimmers. In mammalogy, animal hides were shared and students got the chance to identify each one. Floppy, the pet rabbit, made a special appearance to the group. Students had a lot of fun and learned much valuable information on this educational field trip. Pictured are, from left, Sumiyyah Simmons, Aiden Adams, Grady Miller, Michael Lambert, Maurice Fowlkes, Aaron Evans and Ryan Williams. (Send pictures of the week with names and a brief description to PicOfTheWeek@TheCharlotteGazette.com.)