Mountain View Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Students in Mr. and Mrs. Wensley's classes visited Exit Glacier on Thursday to follow up on a visit made to the school by Ranger Jessica Stern. On Thursday, the classes will travel to the Pratt Museum in Homer to view the exhibit, "Fire and Ice," to enhance the study of volcanoes. At the end of the month, the classes will travel to the United States Geological Survey in Anchorage to study rocks and minerals with geologist Nora Shrew. The students also will tour the Alaska Volcano Observatory and Bird Point to study rock formations in the field.

Mrs. Cramer's class will visit the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge today.

Mrs. Keating's fifth-grade class will depart Thursday morning on a two-day, overnight camp out at the Outdoor Education Center Camp on Swanson River Road. The refuge staff will provide students with four hours of instruction in the Leave No Trace curriculum. On Friday, the staff will lead students on a three-hour hike to Kelly Lake. Students will return to school by 3:30 p.m. Friday. Students have been busily preparing for this trip and are excited about participating. The class is grateful to the refuge staff for providing this opportunity.

The third-grade classes are enjoying the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge tours this month. Each class is scheduled to tour the visitors' center then hike the Keen Eye Trail to complete several educational activities designed to teach the students about decomposers, producers, herbivores and carnivores. The staff and students would like to thank the staff at the refuge for their assistance.

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