Life on the Canal


Madison Central School fourth graders Wyatt Sitts, Bruce Cudak, Keynes Nichols, Josh Camp join John Bailey of the Chenango Canal Association and fourth grade teacher Melissa Ruane and classmates as CCS hosted the seventh annual Field School on the Chenango Canal Towpath Trail, Bouckville to 70 fourth graders from Madison and Hamilton Central schools. Fourth graders learned about identifying mammals local to Central New York state by viewing and touching fur pelts brought by Steve Wratten, Mike and Tim and Sydney Evans from the Madison County Conservation Club. Wade Lallier, president of the Clinton Historical Society helped fourth graders participate in laying out dimensions of a boat on the trail and playing out the jobs of a captain, steersman, cook and hoggee.

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