Carnival 2013May 17 was a busy day for Newbury Elementary…
Carnival 2013May 17 was a busy day for Newbury Elementary School students. During the school day, COSI came to town. Then, from 6-9 p.m., students,…
May 17 was a busy day for Newbury Elementary School students. During the school day, COSI came to town. Then, from 6-9 p.m., students, parents and friends attended and enjoyed “On the Boardwalk,” the carnival in the high school gym and cafeteria. Games, prizes, food and fellowship were enjoyed by all.
Thank you, PTO, for sponsoring the event, and many thanks go to all the volunteers, including parents, grandparents, staff, junior high and high school students for helping make it such a success.
COSI: Exploring Ecology
Newbury Elementary students finally got to participate in the COSI Exploring Ecology presentation on May 17. Although students always appreciate snow days, they were disappointed when an earlier snow day resulted in the postponement of COSI.
A general assembly for grade K-6 students and staff was held first. The students learned first-hand how ecology is the study of organisms and the environments where they live. They explored some of the amazing things that happen in the local region.
While traveling through a prairie, wetland, river and forest, they learned how all of these habitats play important roles in the ecosystems. A habitat is an area that provides all the requirements that living things need to survive. This community of living and non-living parts is called an ecosystem.
After the assembly, the students had the chance to try out some really neat hands-on science experiments and activities. Three of the stations were called “Who’da Trunk It,” “Eye See You” and “C.A.M.O.” Ask the children which station they liked best.
This program was funded in part by the Ohio Environmental Education Funds, administered by the Ohio EPA Office of Environmental Education.
Thank you, PTO, for again sponsoring this hands-on wonderful learning experience for the students at Newbury. Thank you, Stace Gilbert, for arranging the date, for securing volunteers, for helping to set up and tear down the exhibits (twice). Thanks to many parents and junior honor society students who helped at the various stations throughout the day.
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