"Over the past month, students in the lower school have been lucky to enjoy three virtual field trips to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. During these sessions, students learned from zookeepers about the special traits of small animals (prairie dogs, turtles, and penguins), the strength of unusually large animals (elephants, ostriches, and giraffes), and the amazing abilities of animals with "super powers" (eagles, otters, and cheetahs). We appreciate the time and expertise that the zoo staff members shared with us, and the thoughtful questions that our students asked about each of the animals. Hopefully, we'll be able to visit the zoo in person again soon!"
Outdoor experience at NorthBay brings out the expressive language and writing in our Lower School students.
All About The North Bay
Last week, the whole Lower School went to the North Bay! It was fun. We went on a big swing. I also went on a big zipline. I got wet in the water. I touched a snake.
Last week, the whole Lower School went to the North Bay! We went to the big swing. We went fishing. We went swimming. We went zip lining. It was a little scary. We wore a life vest. It was a great field trip.
Dear Mrs. Child,
Thank you for planning our North Bay trip.
Last week, the whole Lower School went to the North Bay. I liked fishing. I liked swimming at North Bay. The water was cold. The big swing was high. The zipline was scary. The field trip was long.
Last week, the whole Lower School went to the North Bay! We went on a 1 and a half hour bus ride! On the way there, I read a book and on the way back I slept.
When we got there we checked out the lobby and some of us changed. Then we went down to the beach and put on life jackets and swam in the water and caught minnows with a net it was fun but the water was cold but then it warmed up.
Next we went on a GIANT swing. I went with Ky and Eric but Sam, Sebastian and Xavier were scared. Ms. Boucher and Ms. Kideckel went as high as you can go and you kinda get this jolt in your stomach and then it is really fun.
Then after that we put on dry clothes then had lunch. I ate a pb&j and edamame
After that we were supposed to do canoeing but it was too windy but we did something even better! We went….. Zip lining! It was super fun and fast and at the end of the zip line was a break it stopped you very quickly and then you bounced a lot. Then after that a few of us went on the zip line. But the people that already went got to go inside and touch a snake! Then it was time to go on the bus.
This educational experience was partially funded by the
Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Your license plates in action!
Photos by Josh M. and Douglas Dows
DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS BUG?
This bug, seen on milkweed plants in the garden, is a milkweed bug. They are orange and black, look like beetles grown up, and look like aphids when they are little. It is beneficial for the garden because it prevents the milkweeds from taking over the garden.
“Hello I’m Josh Mace. I’m a freshman at the Baltimore Lab School. Ever since I was a little boy I’ve been drawn to the water, and the animals that make it their home. Through Baltimore Lab School’s partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation I have enjoyed learning more about how I can help the bay! In my spare time I like to take pictures and spend time with my friends and family."