Hutching Elementary Fifth Grade Students Celebrate the 100 Anniversary of the National Park System

Hutching Elementary Fifth Grade Students Celebrate the 100 Anniversary of the National Park System
Posted on 03/29/2016
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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 Wolfe.

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.

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