Lock Haven School Age Takes Their Environmental Studies Outdoors

photo-1During last week's day off school, the kids at  Lock Haven MOM'S INC. dug into some great Earth Day activities! During the month of April, we have been learning all about recycling and caring for the environment. We planted different types of plants, voted to start recycling at the Lock Haven Center, made bird feeders for our trees, and even picked up litter around our building and playground!
As always, having off school gives the School Age kiddos the opportunity to take their learning in our center one step further through educational field trips! In the spirit of both Earth Day and Arbor Day, we spent the day off learning about and participating in activities based around our local ecology.
In the morning, we met up at the Bald Eagle Access Launch with Lock Haven University student and founder of the Fly Fishing Club, Tyler Miles. He spoke to the kids about local trout species, their diets and habitats, and gave them a few basics on fly-fishing. He even let each child try their hand at casting. While there, the kids also got a quick lesson on standard fishing from Miss Hailie and picked up litter around the area with Mr. Conrad!
After lunch, we traveled to Lock Haven University for a guided tour of the new campus nature trail. We met Bob Myers, university professor and nature lover. As a larger group, we eagerly listened to Mr. Myers give us a brief history of the trail and learned about our state tree, the Eastern Hemlock. Then, we separated into older and younger groups, grabbed our snacks and water, and headed out! Along the way, we learned about birds in the area and were able to spot different species of trees, including our own state tree, the Eastern Hemlock! It truly was an awesome day with beautiful weather and great experiences!
If you are interested in learning more about our school age enrichment program, click here or call Kim Scott at (570) 748-8249.

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