BIS 5th-graders learn at local tree farm

BIS 5th-graders learn at local tree farm
Posted on 11/11/2022
BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

Bellefontaine Intermediate School 5th-graders had a beautiful day for their annual field trip to Grey Oaks Tree Farm earlier this month.

Grey Oaks, which is located on Township Road 179 near Bellefontaine, has been hosting this field trip for the past 5 years.

The field trip provides students with hands-on experiences with the concepts they have been studying in their life science unit.

Grey Oaks offers students a unique opportunity to experience firsthand many different ecosystems, such as forest, meadow marsh, vernal pool, and wetland.

During the field trip, students visited various learning stations where they identified invasive species, developed food webs for the ecosystems they observed, learned the value of wetlands, learned the importance and saw practical application of land and animal conservation, identified numerous habitats, and learned how to identify carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores based on teeth.

A special experience for students was a presentation by the Ohio Wildlife Center that included four ambassador animals for students to see as they learned about their importance in the ecosystem.

The field trip was possible due to numerous volunteers including Steve McGinnis (State Forester for Grey Oaks), ODNR, Logan County Soil and Water, teachers, retired teachers, parents, Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, Kelly’s Septic, and Brown’s Lawn & Tree Service.

Photos: BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine

BIS 5th-graders’ field trip at Grey Oaks Tree Farm near Bellefontaine
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