Whole New World
Landmark 12 (Nearby Plants and Animals)
We were out on a walk with a mission: Find as many examples of plant parts as we could with our peers. We found seeds that had been buried and weathered the cold climate and snow blankets, cocoon shells wedged between layers of bark, logs drilled by invisible bugs, and rocks clad in moss. We were disgusted (initially!) and fascinated (afterwards!) by trails of sap that had hardened and cemented to a fallen tree. Many were amazed how Indigenous Peoples used such sap for gluing and connecting birch bark canoes! With the snow gone, the woods are, once again, a whole new world!
St Catherine CES Gr 3 – March 23, 2022