Field Trip Gets Lamplighter Students Wet and Wild

Students got to observe, study, and learn about the wetlands.
The fourth graders got to observe, study, and learn with the help of wetlands professionals.
Students took elevated walkways to explore the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.

After completing a unit on ecosystems and the study of birds, fourth-grade Lamplighter students got some firsthand experience. Last week they took an all-day field trip to the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.

The wetland center near Seagoville develops environmental education programs that emphasize wetland and river ecosystems, bird migrations, and water conservation as well as ecology, clean water methods, unique plants, and wildlife. While there, the students participated in workshops and games, and took away valuable knowledge of the wetlands and how it’s used to clean water from the Trinity River so it can be used in our communities.

“The children asked a million questions but amazed me with answers they gave to the group leader’s questions, too,” said Vicki Raney, assistant head for academics at Lamplighter.

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