Flint River Project

An immersive authentic educational project by Westwood Schools in Camilla, GA US

Science Group 3: Day 1- Macro Invetabrates and Day 2- Nature Walk

Day 1
On the first day of our Flint River Immersion Project, my group and I went with Mrs. Jenni to look for macro invertebrates. Macro invertebrates are small invertebrates like insects. We found tons of mussel shells and a beaver skull. We found one black water beetle, one green tiger beetle, and a few outer skeletons. We found three live mussels, three fish, three soft shell turtles, one club tailed dragonfly, one midge, and shell of a Shinyrayed Pocket Book mussel, which is an endangered species. We saw spiders, caterpillars, huge ants, and a lot of mosquitoes.

Day 2
Day two of our Flint River Immersion Project, my group and I went with Mrs. Betty on a nature walk. Dr. Shiver came with us to be our guide because he knows the land very well. We saw many different species of plants that included flowers, ferns, moss, trees, cactus, grass, and shrubs. The land that we were on was very sandy so most of the trees were Florida Sand Pines. We found four different kinds of oaks: a Turkey Oak, a Sand Post Oak, and a Black Jack Oak, which are all white oaks, and a Live Oak, which is a red oak. We found Hickory nuts, Red Ceder Trees, White Ceder trees, Flowering Dogwoods, Southern Magnolias, Sassafras trees, and Red Maple trees. We also found Indian Pink, Sensitive Brier, Dwarf Cinquefoil, Yellow Star Grass, and Butterfly Weed, which are all different types of flowers that grow on the Flint. We found some wire grass, which quail use to hide and nest in. We found a florescent green beetle, called the Green Tiger Beetle, a feather, and a turtle shell for Mrs. Jenni's group.

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