Hutching Elementary Fifth Grade Students Celebrate the 100 Anniversary of the National Park System
To celebrate the 100 anniversary of the National Park System,
Hutchings Elementary fifth grade students recently hosted a National
Park Adventure Trek for their fellow students. The coast-to-coast tour
of the National Park System was the culmination of the fifth grade’s
yearlong research project on America’s national parks. Using traditional
and high-tech research tools, the fifth-grade students became experts
on their selected park and shared that knowledge with visitors to the
National Park Adventure Trek.
As part of her research Ellie Wolfe,
Hutchings Elementary fifth-grader learned how the Grand Canyon became a
national park and about all of the things to do at the park.
Additionally, Wolfe had the opportunity to speak with park rangers from
Grand Canyon National Park via Skype. “We actually Skyped the Grand
Canyon; we Skyped them twice. It was really really cool. I have always
wanted to go there, so it was kind of fun to talk to the rangers,” said
This was the third year that Hutchings Elementary
fifth-grader teachers have had their students research the National Park
System. The goal of the project is to help students learn about
research in a fun and interactive way.