Students apply natural curiosity and observation skills to locate and identify the different living components of their Jemicy landscape.
The study of local biodiversity is a central part of Jemicy’s Lower School science curriculum. From the garden, to the woods and stream, students learn to recognize different species to add to our collection on the Maryland Biodiversity Project page (http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSite.php?site=4).
With this partnership, Jemicy students have contributed new records for both Baltimore County and Maryland state species, as well as documenting the abundance of both native and introduced species on Jemicy’s two campuses. For the M Groupers who are studying classification of living things, participation in this citizen science project has been an invaluable tool to enhance learning in a truly authentic and interactive way.
-Emily Stanley, Lower/Middle School Science Department Head