A big thank you to Ms. Bleck for successfully securing the Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The grant paid for bus transportation and admission for all of Elementary South’s first graders to visit the Heller Nature Center in Highland Park on Thursday, April 13th. The children learned how various plants and animals live and survive in their habitat. Heller’s Education Program offers an opportunity for students to learn about the natural world through experiences in an outdoor setting. By using clues to solve riddles the students discovered the four basic components of all habitats and how they are important to the survival of living things. The students identified water, shelter, food and space as the components of the habitat and learned how they work together as a system. Students also learned about the forest food chain.
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