6th graders attend MOSS
Prairie Middle School 6th graders participated in a unique science education program, facilitated by the University of Idaho in McCall, Sept. 10th through the 12th.  Students studied freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, learned about fire ecology, and studied macros living in a marsh.  Groups hiked through managed and unmanaged forests, along Payette Lake, and around a huge marsh while using scientific tools to collect data.  On Friday each group presented an inquiry project.
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.  
Many  thanks to the chaperones, Joe Ross, Tim Dalgleish, Kim Ratcliff, Terri Holubetz and Diana Holubetz, for taking time out of their busy schedules so the students were able to attend.  Prairie 6th grade would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to our Idaho County Commissioners for helping with the funding for this great experience.
Bryson Higgins and Rosie Trautman are using their field guide book to help identify species of tree in Ponderosa State Park.
Caitlin Shepard and Nikki Gilmore enjoy a little sunshine while testing the temperature of Payette Lake.

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