Ridding the Forest of Invasive Species
On May 16th, 2019, fifty-two students from Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School visited Marshall Lake south of Flagstaff near the Arizona Trail to remove invasive weed species.
Prior to our visit students participated in a simulation to demonstrate the way invasive take over an area and why they can be so problematic. They also learned to identify some common and problematic weeds of the Flagstaff area. Upon arrival, students were extremely eager to get to work pulling Cheat Grass and Dalmatian Toadflax.
After a successful weed removal, students participated in some mindfulness and observation activities. They made sound maps, matched paint swatches to natural things, and played the bell game.
A great way to end the school you with service and experience.