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Tracking program
 
Students participate in winter programs at the park
Students participate in winter programs at the park
M Harrington
 
students participating in winter tracking program at the park
Students participate in a winter tracking program at the park
M Harrington
 
students visit the park for tracking program
Fourth graders from local schools visited the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park to experience wildlife tracking. See the full blog posting below.
M Harrington
 
Winter fun - students
Winter Fun Friday group consisting of mainly first and second graders from Woodstock Elementary School has been to the park twice already this winter to enjoy being outdoors in the snow. See the full posting below
J Haley
 

About This Blog

This is a space for Windsor Central Supervisory Union teachers and students to share stories about their place-based learning adventures. The National Park is partnering with local teachers in a program called Park Research that allows teachers and students to go deeper in strengthening their connection with their public lands and community through curriculum based learning.

WCSU Sixth Graders Are Putting it All in Perspective

December 13, 2012 Posted by: Joan Haley

81 students gathered for 4 days this fall at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park to explore how lenses expand our knowledge of the Universe. They used microscopes, hand lenses, cameras and telescopic images to examine and better understand the "pieces, patterns, and processes" of how our world functions, from the microscopic to the cosmic scale. Students discovered the curious similarities and differences between these worlds.

 
 
students journaling on rock

Students journaling about their experiences

J Haley

Students discovered the vastness in a drop of water, the pinprick size of Earth in Space, and the curious similarities and differences between these worlds. J Haley

 

 

Teacher Blogs Previous Posts

Student Science Science students

For the past couple of years local environmental science students have been involved in mercury monitoring projects at the park. Read more about how these High School science students have shared the results of their research at Dartmouth College. Read More


Did You Know?

A detail from sculpted Shaw Memorial, showing a man on horseback and soldiers marching alongside. NPS Photo.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP offers the system's first Civil War Home Front tour. 11 African-American veterans of the 54th Massachusetts are buried adjacent to the park. The Shaw Memorial, immortalizing the 54th, can be seen at Saint-Gaudens NHS and Boston African-American NHS.