Youngsters Delight in Learning about Dyke Marsh
On May 24, 2022, partnering with National Park Service Ranger Douglas Breton, the Friends of Dyke Marsh welcomed 60 curious, second-grade students and their teachers from Alexandria’s St. Stephens and St. Agnes School to Dyke Marsh.
|Ranger Douglas Breton||Ranger Breton explained animal families to the youngsters|
Ranger Breton discussed animal families and shared a beaver’s skull and animal pelts which the students loved to touch. Explaining that some animals are vertebrates, he showed them a toad’s skeleton. He explained that some animals come from eggs and shared a display showing a frog’s development from an egg to a tadpole to an adult frog. Another highlight: Ed Eder showed the youngsters a great horned owl and a great horned owl young, here captured in Ed’s camera.
|Ranger Breton showed the children a beaver's skull and teeth.||Kids loved feeling the pelts.|
|They learned about vertebrates by studying the toad
|Ranger Breton explained the development of a frog
from an egg to an adult.
|Each student had a scavenger hunt sheet on a clipboard.||Ed Eder pointed out a great horned owl and owlet.
This is the owlet in Ed's camera.