Fifth grade students at Saluda Elementary learned about terrestrial ecosystems on an outing with the Muddy Sneakers program on January 12th. Muddy Sneakers is an enrichment program designed for fifth graders that stimulates learning by getting the kids out of the classroom and into a nearby natural setting.
Each expedition has activities aligned with the NC Essential standards for Science. The students take journals with them and write about the activities as they occur.
Learning in this way has really sparked an interest in science for these students.