Our Day 1 field trip is excited because it is the first time the students get to see Flanders. The place they were told about and pictured in their heads comes to life. We were lucky to have 3 beautiful days for all 3 field trips, which makes Flanders Nature Center that much more fun and beautiful. Besides learning about pumpkins and bird migration, the students get to visit the barn animals. This visit isn't just for fun; the kids have to try to find which animal's fur is the same as the samples that Ms. Dianne had them observe under microscopes. Your son/daughter will explain if you are a bit confused. The kids were allowed to get up close to sheep, piglets, goats, chickens, rabbits, and horses, but not close enough to get their fingers anywhere close to their mouths. The last rotation I have to mention is called Seed Dispersal. In this lesson, students explore plants to observe how seeds travel from the different plant varieties. For example, so seeds travel by the wind, others by animals that brush by and the seeds stick to their fur or hair, or by by the fruit the plant or tree bare that animals eat. How do you think those seeds travel? More photos have been added below from Day 1.