Our Outdoor Classroom

March, 2017


Dear Community Members,

Our St George students in 6th grade are undertaking a study of the watershed of the Marsh.  We wanted to let you know that you will see us out and about as we make the watershed our outdoor classroom this spring.

As you may know, last spring our 8th grade students studied water flows from the Marsh and documented the return of alewives to the Marsh, the first fish observed in over 30 years.  Our goals this spring are to learn about the ecology of the land and water components of the watershed, and collect data and observations that will help us describe the significance of this resource to alewives and also to our human community.  To share what we learn, we’ll be working with a GIS educator and creating a public map of significant features of the watershed.

Please stop and talk to us if you see us nearby.  If you have personal knowledge of how the Marsh and/or its surrounding lands have changed over the years, we would love to learn more about these changes.  We are also interested in the wildlife around the Marsh, the town water system, and recreational uses of the Marsh.

If you would like to volunteer to work alongside of us, we invite you!  We hope you say hello, and if you have any questions or concerns, to please contact us.



Alison England

Middle Level Science

St George School




Welcome to our blog about the 6th grade’s investigation of the watershed of the Marsh.

“Let Nature be your teacher.”  William Wordsworth

“Even rain and wind and stormy clouds bring joy, just as knowing animals and flowers and where they live.”  Sigurd Olson