Summer SAVY 2018: Session 3, Day 5 – Environmental Explorers (Rising 2nd)
Happy Fifth Day!
Thanks to all the parents who stopped by our classroom and visited the stakeholders of Dunesville, NC. The young explorers had a great time showcasing their work today. They also revealed their decision to approve the camp proposal with a 6-4 vote in favor of the children’s camp. Nevertheless, the four members of the council who did not approve the proposal felt a need to place requirements to address the issue of weathering/erosion and protect the land, citizens, and organisms of the ocean. They wanted the implementation of these new requirements enforced by the camp manager and local, law officials of Dunesville.
The new requirements for the beachfront consisted of:
1) The camp being built at least a mile from the beachfront. 2) There needs to be some type of barrier (like a dam) built to keep the larger sea animals from the shore of the beach and to keep the beachfront from flooding. 3) Plant more vegetation to help prevent erosion.
The new requirements for the citizen’s activities at the beach:
1) There should be signs posted at the beachfront to keep citizens from polluting the land and water.
2) Citizens will be fined $500 for polluting the land or water. Repeat offenders will be barred from the beachfront.
3) Children, attending the camp, will be required to learn to swim as part of the curriculum being taught.
After Open House, the explorers continued their research of erosion and weathering by conducting an experiment on sand, salt, and soil. They had to determine which material absorbed water the best. Seven of the students hypothesized that either the sand or salt would absorb more water with the least amount of time. They were surprised to observe the soil absorbing more water. Thank you for giving them this wonderful opportunity to serve on the town council of Dunesville, NC!
Open House Moments