• cynthiamorissette

Macro Mayhem

Good Morning Watershed Explorers,

First, did anyone enjoy the MUD yesterday? If you did, I would love to hear about it. Here is a great picture of some nature art that my children and I created yesterday in the rain! We used rocks and shells that we collected on our beach walk at Rome Point on Monday.

I wanted you all to know that I miss you very much and I have been thinking about you all every day! If we were doing business as usual, you would be finishing up your macro invertebrate projects and getting ready to present them to the class. I know that you don't have your posters in front of you at home, but if you remember some of your songs or even some facts about your critters, I would love to hear what you have learned. Your voices are so empowering and you can inspire others through your knowledge. Please comment on the blog or even email me using the button at the bottom of the page to share your awesome work.

Why stop there? I would also like to encourage you to go out and search for your own macro invertebrates at a local watershed site. If you have a net, you could even scoop some of your own macros and post pictures of them that I can share with everyone. I would like to remind you to be with an adult and also to be careful around the water. Please make sure that the site you visit has easy access to the water and as always, if you handle anything from the water, be sure that you wash your hands prior to handling food, or touching your face. We are all very conscious of these important safety measures right now anyway, so I am sure you will be extra careful.

I wanted to share some information about one of our commonly found Rhode Island macros that I thought you might find interesting. It's the whirligig beetle! Check out the details below. If there is a macro that you are interested in that you would like me to talk about in a future blog, please let me know. I would love to keep our learning going.

I would like to end today by letting you know that even though we can't gather together in a large group to explore nature, the benefits of getting outside are too important to pass up. I truly hope that you will use this time to be with your family outside and enjoy the amazing beauty that our planet has to offer. Let's create as many positive vibes as we can, so that we can be strong together.

Much love,

Mrs. M