Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Loving the Mighty Mississippi!!!

What a beautiful day for a fieldtrip! The third graders did an exceptional job representing River Ridge as we ventured out yesterday to the National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque.  Here are a few (ok, maybe a few more than a few) photos of our fun and educational day!  

Starting our day off and meeting our tour guide, Inga.
Meeting the 57-year old alligator on her feeding day
In the wet lab, hanging out with snails, crabs, and crawfish
Learning about animal habitats
Listening to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Izak, Kamron, Sam & Cora dressing in civil war costumes

Dylan, Cierra & Ella checking out turtles
Camdyn, Cierra & Mia with a turtle friend
Heaven the Turtle
Cora, Kamron, & Dawson in the limestone cave
Watching a movie about riverboats
Checking out two bald eagles
Watching an injured red-tailed hawk 
Dawson & Mia pumping water to move a paddlewheel
Elijah & Lebron learning about how boats travel down the river
Loved the interactive river and water cycle exhibit
Those catfish really do get big!!!
All of us! 
Getting ready to walk along the Mississippi
Turtles sunning themselves on the river
Can you name these third graders?
What a fun day!!!

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