Dixon students learn ecology at Rush Ranch – The Reporter

By Richard Bammer

Some 90 Dixon sixth-graders hiked along a rural, dirt road, marveled at close-up views of native plants and animal tracks, tested cloudy water, squeezed wet earth between their fingers, wrote their observations in a journal, then composed a few lines of poetry.

Despite winds gusting to 30 mph, making for brisk mid-November air under sunny skies, the students, from Gretchen Higgins Elementary, appeared to enjoy their field trip to Rush Ranch on Monday.

There, on the Grizzly Island Road cattle ranch, off Highway 12 and south of Suisun City, the three classes, broken down into groups of about one dozen each, supplemented their in-class lessons about the marsh, the largest of its kind on the West Coast and considered a fragile ecosystem.

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