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Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning Partners with Weber State University on Bee Study, Encourages Future Scientists

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    Alexis Margolin

Earlier this week, third and fourth graders from Perry, Utah's Promonotory Expeditionary Learning School were invited by Weber State University's zoologoy department to study bees in a real lab environment.

"We're studying bees,” said Dot Ross, a teacher at the charter school, explaining the field trips are part of a unit of study titled “Bee Industrious.” “We're up there on the famous Fruit Way, and we're just letting students know how much we rely on bees, and how industrious they are and how industrious the kids can be.”

"Our conversations will now start being more rich, because the students will be able to say, 'When I was drawing, I saw that the proboscis on mine was really long. And another student will say, 'Well, wait a minute, mine wasn't. What kind of bee was yours?'” she said. “It helps them understand the differences.”

Read more about Promontory students and their bee study in this Standard Examiner article.