By Joel Rosenbaum
Armed with binoculars and nature journals, third grade students from Markham Elementary School got a hands-on learning experience Monday in Lagoon Valley Park.
Paired up with guides from Solano Resource Conservation District, the students and their teachers fanned out across the park to learn stewardship practices of keeping the watershed clean as well as educating them about the native plants and animals, according to Laura Morgan, environmental education program coordinator.
Students in Genelle Cadloni’s class have studied about the watershed by drawing pictures and labeling plant cycles and pollinators. They also had a visit from educators from the Solano Resource Conservation District who brought a model of the watershed and taught them about the effect of pollution. Students then had the opportunity to create their own models of the watershed.