My Earth Report
My Earth ReportEmily BrownlowKelly EhrhartJames FaragherErin
HannonShawn JacksonThe last activity of the day was GIS mapping
with Mr. Emanuelson . We learned how to use the application,
learned new terms and took a quiz. Day 1: AfternoonIn the first
half of the afternoon, we made bird feeders out of empty plastic
gallon containers with Mrs. McGhee.
We went with Mrs. Peffer down to the stream. We caught many
different benthic macro invertebrates and identified them.Then we
went with Mr. Laughlin to test the stream and found it was healthy.
(test kit below)Day 1: morning
We hiked into the woods to take soil tests with Mrs. Peffer. We
dug into the ground to the third layer of subsoil and measured how
deep it was. We then measured the pH and the slope. (Above)We
walked down to the pond with Mr. Laughlin and caught and identified
critters. We also performed the same tests on the pond as we did on
the stream. (Below)Day 2: Morning
First we painted the T-shirts that were wearing now with Mrs.
McGhee. Then we designed and decorated our banner. Thats when we
thought of the name The Tree Huggers. (Below)The last thing of the
day was a presentation on owls by a man from the Pennsylvania Game
Commission. We learned about different types of owls and their
migratory patterns. (Above)Day 2: Afternoon
The first activity of the day was with Mr. Emanuelson. We worked
on geocaching. We used a GPS to find various things near McConnell
Hall.The second thing we did was group problem solving . We were
given a scenario: We are a group of graduates from various
universities doing studies. We had a log and were at the top of a
100 ft. ravine with a sheer drop. All we have to get to the other
side is a rope. We have to safely get each other and the log to the
other side. We were successful (with a bit of cheating).Day 3:
The second half of the day, we worked on infiltration. We split
into groups and each group had supplies. We went to three different
sites to test and record the (im)permeability of each.Day 3:
In the morning, we went geocaching with Ms. Peffer and Mr.
Emanuelson. The staff had planted statements about the Lewis and
Clark expedition. Each team had their own coordinates. There were
12 real statements and 3 dummies. Day 4: Morning
We attended a presentation on reptiles.Day 4: Afternoon
Thank you very much to the staff members who made our week
possible by sacrificing their time.Thank You Staff!