HULL — Superintendent Judy Kuehn and Principal Anthony Hrivnak are pleased to announce that Memorial Middle School students visited Nature’s Classroom this month to explore the natural environment and engage in a variety of outdoor activities.
From Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 3, grade 6 students went on a three-day/two-night field trip to Nature’s Classroom in Charlton.
Through the generosity of the PTO and grants acquired by the district, the cost for both bus transportation and the field trip was greatly reduced for each child. Nature’s Classroom instructors and Memorial teachers collaborated to ensure the trip aligned with the school’s curriculum.
Students in Laura Tannuzzo, Kathy Sullivan, Heather Weber and Jennifer Reardon’s classes all attended the trip.
Through the guidance of Nature’s Classroom teachers, the students were able to focus on different topics and activities. Students were able to investigate bodies of water to learn about aquatic ecosystems, engage in team-building exercises to build stronger interpersonal relationships and self-confidence, and learn about the world and the people around them in various ways.
Each afternoon, the students participated in one to two Special Interest classes. Nature’s Classroom offered several different choices of classes, and students had the opportunity to choose the classes that most interested them. Some of the more popular classes included basics of physics illustrated by launching water rockets, anatomy classes with an animal dissection, math and geometry through building a geodesic dome, and introductory yoga and meditation.
Students participated in various activities after dinner each night. The topics covered included science, team building, cultural acceptance, social studies and acting.
“The field trip to Nature’s Classroom provided an amazing opportunity for our grade 6 students to experience their curriculum in a more hands-on way,” Principal Hrivnak said. “The lessons taught at Nature’s Classroom connect their in-school learning to the world they live in. We thank our four grade level teachers for planning and executing this outstanding learning experience as well as the PTO for helping support each students’ ability to attend.”
For more information about Nature’s Classroom, click here.