5th graders Discover in Lubber Run Park

Posted by Allyson Greene at 10/17/2008 3:00:00 PM

As an extension of the “Be a Tree” exhibit in the Discovery lab, 5th grade students explored areas in Lubber Run Park. They were actively engaged in an activity called, “Life of a Dead Tree”. With this activity, students observed different phases of a tree’s life cycle and were amazed at what they actually found! Some of the many observations included: bright orange fungi sprouting from a dead tree, wildflowers growing where a tree once thrived, trees that were beginning to show signs of decay through their leaves and bark, and tiny slug larvae feeding off the inside of decaying tree wood.

Fifth graders were hard at work and found lots of evidence that Lubber Run is a thriving habitat!

fungi decomposition

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