1st to 5th grade students visited the Barn Nature Center this week.
This was the perfect follow-up to Earth Day to continue educating the students about the environment around them and the best practices on how to take care of it. The Barn Nature Center is a non-profit educational animal sanctuary for rescued and re-homed exotic pets. The students participated in their interactive animal exhibits featuring diverse species from around the world. They all had the opportunity to meet and hold a friendly 12-foot python, feed the 100-pound African-spurred tortoise, lizards and more! Then, they visited the free-flight aviary and hand-fed the birds who live there.
After learning about numerous animals, children participated in team building exercises. These activities focused on honing communication skills, working on teams and developing an aptitude for thinking on their feet and planning ahead. It was neat to see that the youngest students contributed to the team, sometimes even taking the lead! Trevose Day School focuses on cooperative learning in the elementary classrooms.