Worton fifth graders spent last Tuesday learning about agriculture, electromagnetism, plants, physics, and plankton at Turner’s Creek with former congressman Wayne Gilchrest and volunteers with the Sassafras Environmental Education Center. The students broke into three groups; each took turns walking through trails at Turner’s Creek Woods with Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s Carin Starr, learning about farming techniques and agricultural history with Jeremy Rothwell, and paddling Turner’s Creek with Gilchrest.
The Spy was invited along to participate as an “adult paddler”. As the tide was exceptionally high, the six canoes were able to venture further than usual into the cattails, where they gunneled together while Gilchrest discussed water evaporation, transpiration, and SpongeBobSquarePants’ Evil Plankton. No rain, no capsizing, and hopefully a better understanding of how nature works and how we humans can coexist compatibly with her.