Today, LRA’s Middle School Cross Curricular studies took them to Cibolo Nature Center. The Master Naturalist volunteers taught 3 classes: Bird Watching, Marsh Ecosystem, and the 3 systems on the nature trail (prairie, forest, river). Students learned about tree “elbows” (the root system). These roots are surface because they need oxygen. The students examined the different types of organisms and determined if the marsh was clean fair or dirty based on the types of living organisms present. Then they ended their day with a hike and fun in the Cibolo Creek. Thanks Middle School teachers for all the planning, prior teaching in the classroom and traveling with the students all in the interest of making education real to our students. We love our Middle School teachers! What a great day of active learning!