Wilson Elementary School third grade students of Mrs. Holmes, Mrs.Pelland, and Mrs. Wintheiser visited Ledgeview Nature Center in Chilton, Wisconsin where they learned about Wisconsin's geology by getting down and dirty.
At the nature center students participated in interactive nature exhibits where they learned about prairie fields, deciduous upland formations, Wisconsin bats, birds, fossils, the Niagara Escarpment and the natural bedrock from which the caves were formed when ground water and glacial meltwater scoured them out.
Students and their teachers accessed the caves by steps and ladders and toured using only the light from their flashlights as there is no electricity within the caves or concrete walkways. The visitors were all warned ahead of time to be prepared to get dirty!
Students descending the steps into the cave.
Ryan demonstrates the width of a Wisconsin bats' wingspan.
Tori enters a cavern by happily climbing down a ladder.