Exploring Creeks and Trails at the Nature Center

Fifth graders are enjoying learning science by exploring creeks and trails at the nature center.

Exploring Creeks and Trails at the Nature CenterAt Muddy Creek, fifth graders from Stamm Elementary School carefully dipped their nets in the water as they stepped on the rocks, finding crayfish, fingernail clams, and dragonfly nymphs.

"We have one more minute in the creek," shouted Debbie Haubert to the students.  They then headed up the hill to the Wilson Nature Center at Creek Bend Farm.

All the fifth grade students from Fremont City Schools have visited the nature center during a two week period.  The 300 students are participating in the district's environmental studies program.

Haubert is a naturalist with the Sandusky County Park District.  She says that students are applying the science lessons they have learned in class to their real experiences at the creek and on the trails.

"We are putting them into action here," Haubert said, as she got ready to wade into the creek's ankle-high waters.

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