learning about erosion and weathering (5th grade Earth Science TEKS). Our school building sits atop a steep hill above a flood plain. We have the amazing ability to bring
these TEKS to life. Where the septic tanks were placed in the hill there is a rain runoff area from the driveway. This week the entire student body toured the campus to study the check dams that were constructed on the other side of the campus by Design, Build, Live volunteers summer before last. Then we began collecting rocks and logs from all over campus to build new check dams. Kate had one team with the little red wagon hauling rocks from the east side of campus, Rashid's group brought logs up the hill and my group cleared the goat pen of large rocks. Then we used the wheelbarrow to bring rocks from near the gardens on the southern side of campus.