While the pandemic has limited some in-person field trips, the emergence of virtual field trips has broadened the possibilities for our students at Hudson Montessori School. Virtual visits to far-off places like the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York, are now facilitated through Zoom and other video chat programs.
The students learned about the rescue and rehabilitation of farm animals at the sanctuary, including cows, pigs, horses, and sheep. The children enjoyed hearing more from sanctuary personnel about George the Pig (pictured) and all about the care, habitat, and characteristics of several species in the sanctuary’s care.
“We learned that a sanctuary is a place of refuge or shelter. The people on this farm rescue animals in need and take great care of them,” Ms. Caridad, one of our lead primary teachers, said. “Like us, animals need food, fresh, clean water, and sunlight to stay happy and healthy. We looked at many beautiful animals that live on the farm.”