2020 Bartram Frolics Field Trip (virtual) for 2nd Grade
BPES Second Grade classes participated in our annual Bartram Frolics week with a virtual twist last week! Various community organizations and presenters spent time doing live or videoed lessons on the history of Putnam County with our bears each day. 
Students were engaged with digital and concrete resources that were shared throughout the week educating them on conservation, historical knowledge of the people and places of Putnam, and our local wetlands and wildlife.

Here is the list of the Organization/Historical Figure (Presenters’ names) -for the week and the title of their lesson:
Emily Floore - St Johns River Keeper
Sam Carr - St Johns River Center
-          William Bartram (Mike Adams) – Plant and Animal Adventures
-          St. Johns Riverkeeper (Catherine Tappouni) – River Exploration
-          Job Wiggins (Robert Wilson) – Trading in 1774
-          Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Jill Christoferson and Ryan Ford) – Scutes, Scales, and Caudal Fins: Exploring Florida’s Aquatic Animals
-          Long Warrior (Jim Sawgrass): King of the Seminoles
-          Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR (Brittany Wussick) – Who Eats Who? Estuary Explorers
-          St. Johns River Center and Water Works Environmental Education Center (LIVE: Shann Purinton, VIDEO: Sam Carr, Dick Franz, and Robert Mattson) – River Ecosystems and Palatka History
-          Keep Putnam Beautiful (Nicole Grace) – Litter in our River, what CAN we do?
-          St. Johns River Water Management District (Jennifer Mitchell) – Every Drop Counts