Last week we completed our school year programming with an incredible day at Kettle Cove with Cape Elizabeth’s 5th grade classes. The students spent the morning rotating through three activity stations: one with lobsterman Tucker Jordan, another with oyster aquaculture expert Nate Perry, and the third with CELT Education Coordinator Natasha Rathlev.
At the CELT station, students learned what a watershed is, and how the town of Cape Elizabeth is actually split between two: the Casco Bay Watershed and the Spurwink River Watershed. Students brainstormed a list of local bodies of water, and discussed how the land in our town and around the world is not uniform, but is made up of many different patterns and elevations. They constructed a model of a watershed and, after seeing how water flows across the land, strategized ways to keep the water in Cape Elizabeth clean. It looks like there are future environmental stewards in our midst!
We can’t think of a better way to end the school year! We are so grateful for the partnership between CELT and Cape schools, and for the support of our amazing team of education volunteers.