Nolan County Investigation – 4th Grade

“THE WISDOM OF ONE PLACE : Why We Need to Know Where We Are” — Fred First —

Peggy Maddox (Founder/Executive Director) opens with a great lesson on the importance of how knowing one place helps us know all places better.

What will become of this place if future generations were so out of touch with the natural world? We are teaching scholars to reconnect to the place where they live!

Nolan County has been a place where people, plants, and animals have thrived for thousands of years because of water. The Nature Trail is a place to learn all about native plants.

The Native American History of Nolan County is a big part of the Kids On the Land Program. Each scholar creates a talking stick that has special meaning to them.

Creating a Nature Journal is the perfect way to learn to identify local native plant species. “Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them.”

Creating seed balls and learning about pollinators with Katherine Dickson is a highlight of the program.