Walsingham Academy pre-K students collected acorns as part of the Virginia Department of Agriculture's save a tree program.
Before sending in their findings, the students explored and identified the acorns in the science lab with 7th graders.
According to Owlcation.com, oak trees are highly valued. "In recent times, oak woodlands are on the decline. Conservation of oak trees is necessary to sustain wildlife in the forest and maintain a balance of nature's ecosystem."
Our Lower School scientists mailed 13 pounds of acorns collected from Walsingham Academy grounds by our pre-K students to the Department of Forestry!