second graders went to the EnvironmentalEducationCenter
in Alviso. We spent the day walking on the trails and exploring the
and animals that live in the salt marsh, upland and salt ponds.Our school parents led the activities on the
Salt Marsh, Upland, Beaks,
Pond and Wetland Cafe.By the end of the
day we were very tired, but we learned a lot of new things.
talked to us about the San FranciscoBay and
the rivers that go into it.She said it
looked like fingers going into a hand.There is less salt marsh now than there was one hundred
years ago.We need to help keep the salt
marsh safe for
plants and animals to live in it.
Mrs. Hough got
some special equipment to measure the
temperature of the water.There is a
Palm Pilot computer connected to a Data Pro and a temperature sensor.We got to see the temperature change as the
water got warmer.We can save a graph on
the Palm Pilot and then connect it to a computer.
you have to look carefully to see the changing
numbers on the Palm Pilot.