graders attend science camp
Prairie Middle School 6th graders participated in a unique science education program which included team-building components. The program was facilitated by the University of Idaho in McCall. The bus departed on September 6th and returned home on September 9, 2005. Students studied freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems while working alongside UI faculty, graduate students, and staff from the Colleges of Natural Resources and Education.
Students learned how researchers employ the scientific methods to answer questions about the world in which we live. The program addressed Idaho State Science Education Standards in an engaging, enriching, and safe environment.
Students reported this was a great way to learn Science! Cody Schumacher said, “We did a lot of hiking and we learned about a lot of stuff like the chemistry of lake water.” Makayla Schaeffer reported that she thought they were very lucky to have had the experience of attending MOSS and that her big brother is jealous that he didn’t get to go when he was in 6th grade.
A huge thanks to the chaperones for taking time out of their busy lives so the students could attend (Joe Forsmann, Rene’ Forsmann, Becky Higgins, Diana Holubetz, Laurie Lorentz, Loretta Riener, and Roy Uhlenkott). Also “Thank You” to our Idaho County Commissioners for helping to get us there.