Colony Project Wraps Up

The seventh grade spent the night at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education last week. Highlights of the overnight included wrapping up the spring "colony project," which has continued for several weeks. The final outing featured colony groups bartering for resources as they tried to establish successful trading colonies in the New World (aka Pine Plantation). Disease, lack of water, and a need for food reserves were some of the various obstacles that groups faced. This week, groups will share interpretations of "success" as they reflect on their work.

Seventh graders also had the option to wake up at 6 a.m. and go fishing on Wind Dance Pond. Several bluegill and a small-mouth bass made it an exciting outing!

Listen to students describe the colony project.