Environmental Field Trip

By: Gwen MacConnell/Sports Co-Editor

On April 27th, Mr. Corbin’s science classes, the Envirothon Club, and the AP biology students went on an environmental field trip.  First they started off behind the school, on the nature trail where chemistry and physics teacher Mr. Price taught them all about the wildlife. The students learned very interesting things, such as the classification of good soil and how to identify different kinds of trees.

After this very informative session at the “outside classroom,” the students came back inside for lunch. They then headed down to the Salt Lick Creek across from the softball fields in Hallstead. The students were able to catch and examine many organisms from the water, such as crayfish and a few others. The AP biology class also had the chance to complete a very engaging lab that involved finding the velocity of the water along with the PH level and alkalinity.

The students learned a lot and had a great time!


Gwen MacConnell is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. Gwen is on the basketball team, track team, and her personal favorite, the golf team. Besides being active in sports, she loves music, hanging out with her friends, and attending Penn State football games with her family.