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Fourth graders participate in Nature Day Field Trip

| May 23, 2016
Addison Rice, Taylor Brown, and Emily Johnson catch a tadpole during Clary Garden’s Nature Day Field Trip on May 23.

Addison Rice, Taylor Brown, and Emily Johnson catch a tadpole during Clary Garden’s Nature Day Field Trip on May 23.

COSHOCTON – Fourth graders at Coshocton Elementary explored the great outdoors on Monday, May 23 during a Nature Day Field Trip at Clary Gardens. The students divided among five separate stations during the day and learned about the Wonderful World of Worms, Pollinators, Stream Studies, Wildlife, and Water Conservation.

“Any time we can get more kids out here for educational purposes is just wonderful for the garden,” said Jandi Adams, director of Clary Gardens.

The five facilitators of the event were representatives from Coshocton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Master Gardeners, 4-H educators, and educators through Ohio State University Extension and Clary Gardens.

“We are always thrilled to partner with OSU,” said Adams. “They do just wonderful things in the community.”

Each session lasted about 30 to 45 minutes and students spent time learning about the subject and then participating in a hands-on activity.

“They are getting to do an activity and hopefully take some of that knowledge home with them,” said Adams.

The extension office has had this event in the past, but then it went by the wayside. Phil Goerig, organizer of the event, hopes it continues.

“A lot of kids don’t even know the garden is here,” he said. “We want to introduce them to the garden so that they know they have a place to experience nature in their own backyard and get them thinking about nature.”

Each student received backpacks at the end of the day. There will also be a Children’s Nature Study at Clary Gardens this summer, sponsored by Three Rivers Energy.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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