Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Field Trip to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Field Trip
Friday, May 16, 2014

On Friday the second grade will be attending our final field trip to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA.  This field trip will enhance the children’s understanding of insects:  their life cycles, habitats, and characteristics.  They will also have exposure to other wetland flora and fauna as we walk around the site.  We are very excited about this field trip!

Buses will be leaving Pine Glen at 9:00 a.m.  Our approximate return to school is 1:45 p.m.  YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO BRING A CLEARLY LABELED BAGGED LUNCH, SNACK AND DISPOSABLE DRINK.

Chaperones:  Please be at school by 8:45.

This program will proceed rain or shine; in cases of extreme weather, the sanctuary staff will contact Pine Glen to let us know that the trip has been canceled.

To ensure an optimum learning experience for everyone, please remember the following:

  • Wear appropriate clothing for trail walking and weather.  We recommend long pants and long sleeve shirts, socks, sneakers or boots, and rain gear if needed.  Please check the weather the night before to determine the best clothing for your child.
  • Sunscreen on face and exposed skin is recommended.  Please apply all sunscreen BEFORE your child comes to school.
  • Please discuss with your child that the wildlife sanctuary is a safe place for all plants and animals living here: we will not be picking or collecting from nature, we will usually stay on trails, and we will observe wildlife quietly.

It is recommended that all students tuck their pants into their socks for the trip.   Tick checks will be made by chaperones before leaving the sanctuary but we strongly recommend you check your child again when arriving home/undressing for the evening.

Thank you for allowing your child to participate in this educational experience!

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