graders attend McCall Outdoor Science School
“Fun, Safe, and Science” was the theme for this year’s MOSS trip. Prairie Middle School 6th graders participated in a unique science education program, facilitated by the University of Idaho in McCall, Sept. 28th through the 30th. Students studied freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, learned about fire management, 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 Wednesday each group presented an inquiry project to all 6th graders from Clearwater Valley and Prairie Middle Schools.
Students learned how researchers use scientific methods to answer questions about the world in which we live. The program addresses Idaho State Science Education Standards in a collaborative, enriching, and safe environment.
The 6th graders at the McCall Outdoor Science School. A huge thanks to the chaperones for taking time out of their busy lives so the students could attend (Karen Lustig, Jeanne Von Bargen, Ed Holthaus, Brad Higgins, and Aaron Hinkelman). Also “Thank You” to our Idaho County Commissioners for helping to get us there.