For much of the current academic year Village School fourth graders have been carrying out a study of the Robinson Farm Conservation Area. Teacher Mary LeBlanc refers to the project as “place-based service learning”, an effort that combined learning with community service. One aspect of the community service was a recent offering of student-led tours of the property. Readers may have seen an article about this in the June 2 issue of the Marblehead Reporter.
Another part of the project involved gathering information on animals one might find in the area, building a display around what was found and converting all that into a digital presentation. The students turned this accomplishment over to the Conservancy, and we offer it to our readers.
The presentation was constructed on a cloud-based platform called Glogster that was developed some years ago just for such a purpose. To view the presentation, go to http://amsogho.edu.glogster.com/robinson-farm (Adobe Flash Player required). Once at the site, the individual parts of the presentation are self explanatory. One suggestion: after reviewing one part of the presentation, close that tab and return to the home page before going to the next part. The presentation will be available this year. Enjoy!
The Village 4th grade receivd another honor on June 8th when their work was exhibited at the National Park Service Regional Visitor Center at 2 New Liberty St. in Salem.