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Iowa Youth Writing Project’s Program connects students with the environment

Iowa Youth Writing Project’s Program connects students with the environment

Iowa Youth Writing Project's program connects students to environment

A group of fifth-graders stood at the edge of Cangleska Wakan’s pond in Solon, peering at the various critters and shells they had collected from the water.

Moments earlier, another student was successful when he dropped his net into the water.

He shouted, “I got the tadpole,” and carried his find back into his bucket.

The students were from Alexander Elementary, Iowa City. They were given the task of exploring the wetlands during a field trip in May.

Before the activity, a Johnson County Conservation teacher asked students what they might find within the wetland.

An alligator.

Snakes.

Turtles.

Trash.

After a couple of falls in the shallow water and one bag of 23 tadpoles, they sat down on grass and pulled out their notebooks.

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