To culminate our Ecosystem Unit, our grade level went to the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. The children were able to see a freshwater habitat by way of a pontoon boat guided by a volunteer. Many of my students had never been on a boat, so they were excited!
We managed to see populations of Cypress trees, old rice plantations, fiddler crabs, herons, and above all ALLIGATORS! Wow! There were some scary ones out their---thank goodness we were on a protective boat!
It's always fun to step out of the classroom and utilize what you have taught in a natural environment.
If you are ever near Georgetown, SC take a visit....it's worth it!