FCPS students visit Wetland Mesocosm Compound
On a bright sunny day, middle school students from Lake Braddock Secondary School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology gathered in small groups at the Wetland Mesocosm Compound to listen to George Mason University undergraduates talk about their environmental research.
In one group, middle school students were learning about the difference between having a wide variety of plants in a wetland versus having just one type of plant. In another, they learned about soil and deposits. Questions were asked and answered. The teachers looked on with excitement.
“I just hope they take away a better understanding and appreciation of the wetlands,” says Patricia Driscoll, a seventh grade life sciences teacher at Lake Braddock in Burke, Va. Driscoll was excited when she learned about the opportunity because it blended well with the students’ classroom learning.
Read the full article from the Mason NewsDesk on 5/17/2013…