On Tuesday, April 27, the East Meadows 3rd graders explored Salem Pond, a local wetland. Parents and teachers guided them through various activities. Students learned how many habitats are within a wetland and observed the plants and animals living in the marsh. They looked for signs of pollution, talked about ways to help protect the environment and gathered up trash found in the area. Many students enjoyed collecting water samples in specimen cups and observing living organisms through a microscope lens. Tage from Ms. Biggs class, said, “My favorite part was that I found a crawdad and saw 17 baby ducklings at least. It was awesome!"