Monday, May 6, 2013

Restoration and Rowboat Trip

Last week my class had the pleasure of taking our annual restoration and rowboat trip. We started off in the morning by ridding wetlands of invasive species, Buckthorn to be more specific. The kids worked really hard and did a great job. Our only hiccup were the dozens of Wood-ticks that we ran into. Don't worry, there are not the ticks that carry Lyme's Disease.

In the afternoon we took our usually trip down the Pewaukee River. The class started behind the Chocolate Factory and meandered our way about 2 miles to the Wisconsin Ave. bridge. The students enjoyed their experience rowing their own boat. This year was especially fun as many fish were still spawning, in particular Muskies.

This trip helped the students to understand how fragile our ecosystem is and what they can do as an individual to keep it clean.

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