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River-Lab Grade 2


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For our Biodiversity Unit at Mill Hollow Park, second graders explore and investigate the role of the river and the floodplain in a healthy and biodiverse environment. Students build a simple model of the river to understand that water flows from high to low. They also use a parachute and engaging props such as balls and mini plush animals to model the five types of seed dispersal. The explosion method is the most fun to model!


Students explore the trail in small groups led by staff and volunteers, and enjoy fun, hands-on environmental activities at four trail points. Throughout the trip, they are encouraged to wonder about the natural setting around them and think about how this setting meets the basic needs of various plants and animals.

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