Enemies In The Same Space

During the last few weeks, our science class went out to do an experiment where we collect worms by using mustard water to coaxed them out. While doing this we went into the hardwood are behind WCC and found the smallish ponds that are located there. As we went deeper into the pond/swamp area, we were surprised to find both a snapping turtle and a water snake almost 3 feet apart from each other.

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Hearing the sounds of the forest

In my environmental science class we went outside several times into the WCC pine woods forest. We went out there to our Sit Spots to observe the wilderness and write down and draw what we saw. We stayed out there every time for about one and a half hours, which is our whole science class.

This is a picture of the aquatic plants that live in and around the pond in front of my sit spot.

This is a picture of the aquatic plants that live in and around the pond in front of my sit spot.

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Sky Tears

In our third Sit Spot, we were challenged to make observations without using sight to help us. I really enjoyed this activity because the particular day that we did this, it was raining. I had never really thought about what rain feels like against your skin because I’m always freaking out about not getting being in the rain. It was relaxing to sit down and think about how it feels when it rains, where the rain comes from and how it gets back to you.

Forest Canopy above my Sit Spot

Forest Canopy above my Sit Spot

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Inside the Ecosystem

As J Cole says, “There’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success” the Eco-towers came a long way from where they began. It was a struggle to hold on and stay strong to survive in a place that wasn’t home. It was a knock off, an artificial creation that tried to play the role of an ecosystem. But it just didn’t have all the necessary factors to help the organisms survive. The Eco-tower as a whole was a failure. Continue reading

Forgotten Chambers

Earth is more than what people think it is. When we first think of Earth, we think about water and trees. But, we forget so many important components such as Duckweed on a pond, flowers in a field, or the fruits of a tree. Earth is filled with many systems and some of the most important ones are the various ecosystems. We focused on one  by creating a small model that we kept for about three weeks and recorded the changes within it. The model consisted of three chambers: Terrestrial, Decomposition, and Aquatic. These poems that are below are the chambers and some of what is inside them speaking out of their feeling of being forgotten. Continue reading