Pulaski eighth-graders visit Shed Aquarium
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[May 16, 2016]
PULASKI - The eighth grade students from Mount Pulaski Grade School
enjoyed an educational and exciting trip to John G. Shedd Aquarium
in Chicago on Friday, April 29, 2016.
This trip was made possible by the Illinois Biodiversity Field
Trip Grant sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural
Resources. Funding of this grant was made possible by a generous
donation to the Illinois Conservation Foundation by the Daniel F.
and Ada L. Rice Foundation. This trip was a culminating activity in
Mrs. Fricke's STEM class regarding a unit of study called "Illinois
Aquatic Biodiversity." Throughout the unit, students examined
Illinois aquatic food webs, habitats, local species, and invasive
species. Students also observed Illinois native species and invasive
species in person, gathering information to create a presentation.
The trip was capped off with a luncheon at the Rainforest Cafe in
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"I would like to thank IDNR," said Mrs. Fricke, "the Illinois
Conservation Foundation, and the Daniel F. and Ada. L. Rice
Foundation for making this trip possible. I would also like to
thank these cooperating teachers: Mrs. Allspach, Mrs. Beccue,
and Mrs. Maske.
"We had a great day at the aquarium. It was 'first-time'
experience for many of the students and they represented our
school and community well. Thank you to the parents of these
students for their continued support in their education."