4th Grade Field Trip

On October 5, 2021, the fourth grade class traveled to Seguin for Lavaca County Ag Day presented by Texas Farm Bureau.  The students enjoyed many indoor workshops and outdoor stations.  They learned about local field crops and their uses, the process of ginning cotton, how GVEC came to bring power to rural communities, making nutritional choices, the power of the pecan, and native animal life.  Outdoors, they learned about the windmill and cistern system and aquifers and watersheds.  They learned about local plant life in the garden while working on a scavenger hunt.  They got to smell and touch herbs of the times, see what was raised and what the plants were used for, and find out why certain flowering plants were planted.  The farm animals, horse, and poultry stations provided information on the uses for animals in the 1800s on working farms.  Holding baby chicks and petting the horse were among the favorite activities of the day.