Forest Field Days
A fourth-grader program encouraging students to interact and ask questions about their environment
The goal of this program is for fourth grade students to interact with and ask questions about the natural world and to increase students’ understanding of ecosystem processes and increase awareness of the natural world. Overarching questions for the field trip are, “Why are forests important in the global ecosystem and on St. Croix?” and “What organisms live in a forest ecosystem and how to they interact?”
The program takes place at USDA Estate Thomas Experimental Forest where students work in learning communities of 10-12 and participate in three inquiry-based activities.