Sarah and Ted arrived bright and early on a cool, sunny morning and prepared to take the grade 4/5 class outside for a bioblitz of the school yard. Basically, this meant that we would spend about an hour attempting to observe and identify all the living creatures in the yard. The grade 4/5 students would then complete the same activity with all of the other classes from Kindergarten to grade 6.
After a great start with Sarah and Ted, we continued the activity throughout the day. One of the big highlights was the discovery of a wild grape vine growing in a cedar tree right at the school entrance. Ted explained how to identify wild grapes, and then it was time for a tasty treat. Altogether we found over 30 different creatures on a cold day, right in our own school yard.
Our plan is to repeat the bioblitz during the winter, and then again next spring once the weather warms up. Check out the list and slideshow below to see some of the inhabitants of Regina Street Public School big outdoor classroom.
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