Dardanelle High School EAST Students Take Technical Skills to the Wilds

   

Dardanelle High School EAST Students Take Technical Skills to the Wilds
8/14/2013 4:21:13 PM

Students learn about nature at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, create videos and virtual reality tours for YouTube.

“Yes, many plants are safe to eat and some are not!”

A group of DHS EAST students recently took their technical skills to the wild to capture a unique natural resource of our community, Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge. Working with Mary Smith from Audubon Arkansas and Durwin Carter, Holla Bend NWF manager, the students gained an appreciation of the science of nature. Additionally, they captured the day's experience through video and VRDL to develop products that will be housed on YouTube, plus a “Holla Bend Revisited” video, using photographs from an area photographer and past EAST video productions.

The EAST students, Jessica, Yushia, Seth, Chace, Justin, Erik, Haley, Aldair, Logan M., and Logan G. spent the day learning about birds and plants in the natural environment from Mary Smith, Audubon Director of Education and Refuge Manger, Durwin Carter, who provided the students with the history of the Refuge and talked to them about careers available in this field.

One of the students remarked “We didn't realize that so many of these plants are edible.”  Throughout the day, over sixty species of plants and birds were identified.

 

 

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