We arrived at the Ecology Center with our homeschool group. Ecologists are interested in helping our earth. First, we learned about the history of the house and asked questions. The house belonged to a Pony Express rider. After that, we learned how to use a compass. Splitting into groups, each group found which direction was north.
Next, we learned which would a better everyday choice to save water. Here is an example: A cup of water = 8 oz. of water. A can of soda = 33 gallons of water. We were surprised to learn that many things take more water than we thought.
After we learned about saving water, we went on a hike through the garden. There were many vegetables and flowers. We watered our favorite plants. I watered some tiny purple flowers and and a cactus plant.
My partner was my friend, Hannah, the whole time.
Next, we learned about compost. According to Dictionary.com: “A mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter used to fertilize soil. Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.”
After we had gone through compost, we picked lemons from the lemon tree and ate them. They were very sour and smelled super sweet.
We had such a fun time!!!
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The field trip was fun and my favorite part was picking the lemons.
Sounds like fun!
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