This past Spring & Fall I had a wonderful opportunity to work at the Palmyra Cove Nature Park as an Environmental Educator. The Cove offers guided tours and environmental lectures to grade school, middle and high school students on the flora and fauna of the 250-acre nature park, located along the shores of the mighty Delaware River. Other activities include; seining the river, map/compass work, watershed models, observation hikes, and carrying capacity activities. You can visit the Coves' website HERE.
Seining in the Delaware River for minnows, shad and shiners.
"Collingswood's Pupil Enrichment Program, a special curriculum designed for gifted and talented students from kindergarten to sixth grade, sent its students on a photo scavenger hunt to encourage creative self-expression", according to PEP teacher, Debbie Kraponick.
"...The boys and girls experienced a new way of looking at their world," said Kraponick. "They were surprised to learn that things can go unnoticed until captured on film. Some of the kids found a new way to express themselves."
"A guest lesson on photography techniques by Nicolas Gannon, an Alumnus from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, prepped the students for their efforts. Mr. Gannon later reached out to Grooveground, a local community involved coffe shop, in getting the OK to show off the students' work."