The fifth grade students from Southgate Elementary School got a special treat thanks to the efforts of Clover Park Rotary. The students were bussed to Camp Thunderbird on the Olympic peninsula for a fun filled day of outdoor education. Funded by a special grant and Clover Park Rotary, the students had an opportunity to learn science in an outdoor setting.
The camp is run by Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts and hosts outdoor education for schools across Western Washington. The students participated in such activities as soil studies, plant identification, habitat and species recognition, chemical and pollution awareness programs.
At lunchtime the students prepared their own outdoor meal over an open fire. It was a great learning experience packed in a day of fun.