Harmony Hills Students Have an Incredible Time at the Patuxent Research Refuge
Last month, second graders from Harmony Hills Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD visited the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD. They sent me some great stories from their trip! Here are a few excerpts:
"My trip to Patuxent Research Refuge was incredible!!! We saw all of these beautiful habitats and explored [them]. We went on a train and saw lily pads. Then, we went on a patio to eat lunch. After that, we went hiking for about an hour then went back to school. It was the best time of my life." - Crystal G.
"I saw a turtle and a wolf exhibit. I saw a Buddy Bison and it was beautiful. I explored animals. I saw a Blue Heron." - Kenia O.
"My trip was fun! I learned a wolf could howl about 10 miles away. I saw a red belly turtle trying to lay its egg then I ate on the patio." - Devin C.
"At the field trip I saw the wolf exhibit and I learned a lot about wolves. I saw a beautiful blue heron and we went on a train and a hike. On the train we saw a red belly turtle. We learned that birds migrate every winter. We explored lots of new things." - Isabella O.
Harmony Hills Elementary and their Buddy Bison Backpacks
The second grade students at Harmony Hills Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD enjoy taking home “Buddy Backpacks” on the weekends and writing about their outdoor adventures with me!
On one recent weekend, I enjoyed a visit to the Matthew Henson Trail in Silver Spring, MD with Daisy. She helped me write about our trip: “I went on a bike ride with Daisy, her dad, and Cal, her dog. I liked Cal. My favorite part was the water. I saw and heard a creek at the Matthew Henson Trail.”
Kevin, another one of my new friends, also went to the Matthew Henson Trail and Wheaton Regional Park with me. He helped me write about our trip as well: "We saw a lake, deer, deer hoof prints, lots of trees, fish, a bridge, and birds. We also heard birds singing. We had great adventures together!"