Ashley Johnson, 6th Grade Teacher
Last Friday, the 6th grade class headed to the Montrose Nature & Bird Sanctuary to become junior naturalists and observe Tashlich. Students hiked through four ecological communities, carefully observing flora and fauna while keeping a keen eye out for evidence of food-web relationships between species, including humans.
This process mimics a real-world scientist expedition, called a “bio-blitz,” when scientists go into a region for the specific purpose of observing, counting and describing species. After, students gathered together as a class for an outdoor Shabbat lunch and observed Tashlich in meaningful, hands-on activities with their classmates, advisors and teachers.
Check out their photos below as well as their student itinerary for the day!