Northern Neck Master Gardeners present two environmental programs

Carolyn Gorman (right) explains to Lancaster Primary School third graders how fish adapt to their environment.

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) recently visited Northumberland Elementary and Lancaster Primary School to teach third-grade students about plants, wildlife and the environment.

During the Shoreline Ecology Program, students visited three interactive learning stations designed to focus on the natural world of the Northern Neck.

The program was created to reinforce important science vocabulary for youngsters, said NNMG children’s education coordinator Susan Kosinski.

“Using posters, diagrams, hands-on activities and demonstrations, the third-grade students learned how plants and animals interact with each other, how animals adapt to survive and how people affect the environment,” said Kosinski. “A special EnviroScape model allows children to observe the effects of pollution on a watershed community…