Here are more of our seventh grade students’ blogs about their summer Water Explorations experience a few weeks ago.
This week I went to a wetlands near Guildford Lake Grill. Then after I was there I realized how much of those we need to have. We put in a ig net to try to discover what species live in there. We did not discover as much as we wanted to. We need to get more wetlands so more species can be discovered.
On another day I went to Kent State in Salem. Dr. Freeman was there. He taught me all about hearts. Then he let me dissect a pig’s heart. It was pretty interesting.
Finally the best part was the new kids I met. They were just so fun to be around. Hopefully we get enough money so we can all go to school together.
Thanks to Pete Conkle, Matt Brown, Dr. Freeman, and the mentors for teaching us so much!
Summer camp this week was a lot of fun, and I learned a lot of new things. I learned things such as how to conserve water and how to fish without a fishing pole. I saw a pregnant cow, and I held a baby chicken. I’m glad I got this opportunity to be in this camp. I look forward to it next year. Conserving water is extremely important because we humans have very little fresh water that is available to us.
I’ve made new friends and I’m looking forward to seeing them next year. I saw a snake and I tried to catch it, but it was too fast for me. I learned how to tag a cow. And I saw hen eggs. I learned how to dissect a pig heart at the Kent State Salem campus.
The past three days have been fun. On the first day we went to Beaver Creek to find out how water pollution works. You can do that by lifting up rocks and have a net downstream. When you lift up the rock, stir up the bottom where the rock was.
On the third day we dissected pig hearts. We also saw some cows, chickens, and cats on the second day and took a hay ride. We learned that people should conserve more water, for example by turning the sink off when you’re brushing your teeth.
At the Rural Scholars summer experience we went to Beaver Creek on the first day. We learned about all kinds of animals that lived there. We also learned how to tell if the animals’ ecosystem is good or bad. We caught a lot of crayfish, minnows, and baby fish.
On the second day of the camp we went to Larry Conkle and Pete Conkle’s farm to learn about cows and chickens. They told us about the cows and how they lived and what they did on a daily basis. When we saw the chickens we saw the kind of chicken you eat and laying chickens.
On the last day we learned about the heart and how to check our pulse and how the heart works. We also dissected a pig heart and had lots of fun. Then we started to write this blog. I had so much fun.
This week I went to Beaver Creek and we learned about water and how to keep it clean and tell how it’s clean by the bugs in the stream. I also found that if there are helgramites in the water it means it is the cleanest, so you should be careful what you throw into the water.
The farm had cows, chickens, and kitty cats. They taught us how they tagged the cows and how to take care of chickens.
I have recently participated in the Rural Scholars Program. We have been studying water. I learned many things about water. Many people use more water than they need, and the way I see it is like when people get fries, they might get ranch or something. And the first time they might take a bite, and then they might double dip. And if they do it more and more, germs get in the dipping sauce.
This is the same thing that happens to water when too many people pollute. Water gets used in so many ways, and many of the ways water is used aren’t right. People abuse their usage of water, so we all need to conserve water!
The first day I went to Beaver Creek and a swamp near Guilford Lake. The second day I went to a farm to see how the water worked for pastures and stuff like that. On the last day we went to the campus. I got to dissect a pig’s heart and more!