Peabody students take field trip

Nineteen students from Ann Leppke?s seventh and eighth grade classes at Peabody-Burns Jr.-Sr. High School spent April 7 and 8 on a field trip to Southwestern College, Winfield.

There were several opportunities for hands-on learning for students.

After a morning tour of the campus, the students sat in on Atom and Cosmos, an introduction to physics class. Following the class, the group had lunch in the student center then spent the afternoon at the State Creek Wetlands, where Professor Gene Young explained shore bird migration and techniques for collecting samples.

During the evening, students were able to swim at the college pool before heading out to Winfield City Lake for an overnight camp out.

The group returned to Peabody Saturday morning after stopping for a fossil hunt near Augusta.

Students applied to participate on the trip, which was a reward for good behavior and improved grades. It was funded by a grant.

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