In the Classroom with Mrs. Jackson

Last week, Mrs. Jackson’s AP Environmental Science class took to the outdoors for some hands-on learning. She writes: “This was the first lab in a series focusing on forest ecology. We were learning about some of the trees native to this part of New Hampshire; I think they learned about twenty of them.  Next they will learn to use a field guide to key out trees on their own, and then we will take a tree inventory of study plots on campus. The ultimate goal is for the students to put together a guidebook to all of the trees and wildflowers on Dublin's campus!”

Adelaide Key ’12 described the lab: “We learned all the different kinds of maples and how to differentiate between them by their leaves and bark; we also learned about oaks, pines, and looking at their seeds  to determine their identity. I like studying trees because then I feel like I have a better understanding of things I see every day.” Joo Hee Ui ’12 had a different, appreciative perspective on the exercise: “It’s a new study for me because we only have around two trees in [Seoul] Korea!”

 

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