By Allison Gill and Sophia Vigue
On October 5, the 5th graders of St. George School and their science teacher, Mrs. Amy Palmer, left for a night at Tanglewood, a wildlife learning center in Lincolnville, where they hiked, played games and caught creatures. We interviewed some of the 5th graders to learn more about this fun field trip.
“We learned how to pond scoop for creatures and also that there’s no speed limit on the paths,” Henry tells us. We agreed that sounded like fun.
“We went on a night hike, played a game about moths and bats, and we discovered glowing lifesaver mints,” Willow said.
We asked Lydia some places they went and if they saw any interesting animals. “We hiked to Duck Trap River and caught a salamander and a water scorpion,” she explained. This trip was an overnight trip, so they slept in cabins and ate food that was prepared for them right there at Tanglewood.
“It wasn’t really hard to sleep, but it was cold!” Madison said.
“It was good, homemade food. We had pancakes for breakfast, mac and cheese for lunch, and spaghetti for dinner,” Kendyl told us. This field trip fit their curriculum just perfectly, because they have been learning about wildlife and organisms, we found out from Adrien. Usually, they would use the computer or the iPads to go on a site to learn about these things, but you could probably agree that this was a much better experience.
There was one last thing that we needed to ask: what their favorite part was! Taylor says it was the fashion show the girls had in their cabin, Jack says it was the hike to Duck Trap River, Maggie says it was pond scooping, and Gwen said it was everything!
We much enjoyed interviewing them and thought that this trip sounded fun.
A special thanks to everyone who donated towards the field trip and made it possible.
(Gill and Vigue are 6th grade students at the St. George School.