Grade 3 Forest in the City Field Trip
The third grade field trip was on Tuesday October 15th. We went to PTT Forest in the City near Suvarnabhumi airport. Approximately 50 students, two teachers and 4 parents joined for the excursion.
The day started from the school taking four busses to the destination. When we reached the destination, we were met my two guides, who showed us around the venue and the explained a number of things to the children. The guides spoke about local flora and how they were, and in some cases, still are used by the local people for various remedies or for general consumption.
We were taken to two different forests. One was densely forested and the other a lot less so. The students noticed that the thicker vegetation was much cooler than the sparse forest and we discussed why they thought this might be.
The guides also brought us on a tree top walk and explained how the area was landfill prior to being a forest with over 200 different native species of trees. They also showed us different leaves, insects and birds we could see along the walk.