Green School Field Trips

Clagett Farm

Pleasant Plains On the Farm But Not Just Any Farm

     Students in grade one from Pleasant Plains elementary participated in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Clagett Farm program on November 21st and 22nd. Clagett Farm is a living model of environmentally sustainable farming practices. The farm demonstrated to the students the relationship between land use and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Students visited the beef cattle and chickens throughout the trip. They utilized sweep nets in order to participate in an insect survey and they investigated the forest by taking a nature walk with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators.   As a restoration project for this field experience funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust the students will be participating in a tree planting project at Oregon Ridge. Members from the  Trust plan to be in attendance for this Robust Restoration project and we are very excited from Pleasant Plains as the students will not only be actively engaged planting trees but will be able to share the exciting day they had at Clagett Farm with the organization that funded the field experience.

Submitted by Susie Peeling- Resource Teacher Pleasant Plains


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