March 21, 2014: Learning Along the River, Week 2

We started this week in the classroom exploring our aquifer model kit. The kids were able to see a visual demonstration of the water cycle and how precipitation can infiltrate in to the ground and become groundwater. The aquifer model is a great way to show how water percolates through different types of material.  Next, we traveled to our outdoor classroom along the Salinas River. Here, Margy Lindquist of NRCS gave the kids an informative talk with a hands on demonstration of soil erosion. It was so great to see the kids interacting and engaging in question and answer sessions!  Next week we will be exploring Riparian Flora.

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