Day 2 at Flanders offered a invigorating hike climbing up hills and down challenging rocky paths with Ms. Dianne. While out in the fresh air, the students observed erosion, remnants of the ice age, and rock walls that were once used as borders to neighboring farms. With Ms. Amber, the children investigated minerals. Each student mined a cookie, which represented a rock, rocks are made of many minerals, like a cookie is made up of ingredients. Did you know that many household products are made from minerals? Ms. Lorianne worked with the children to create pollution, yes, they polluted the streams and ponds with kool-aid, chocolate morsels and liquid chocolate syrup. A plastic table size land model, called an Enviroscape, provided students with a visual replica of a community. The edible pollutants showed how everyday human actions cause pollution. Ask your child how we can help keep our water cleaner. Lastly, Dr.Ed facilitated a lesson called "Dragon Fly Pond." The students became business and home owners, conservationist, and farmers. Your children became town planners! Each group planned a community that would benefit the contingency group to which they belonged?