NATURE BOWL students Nathan Klaff, Bryce Groess, Seth Ranawerra Archita Bhattachayra and Margaret Ashperheim, left ot right, will participate in state finals this May.

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Jackson students ‘bowl’ over the competition

By March 23, 2011

NATURE BOWL students Nathan Klaff, Bryce Groess, Seth Ranawerra Archita Bhattachayra and Margaret Ashperheim, left to right, will participate in state finals this May.

For the third year in a row Jackson Elementary School will send a team to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 21.

The fifth & sixth grade team heads to states after great competition at the Coloma Nature Center in March 21.

“There are 500 kids that compete in Nature Bowl so to earn a spot … is a huge deal,” said team coach Michelle Klaff.

Nature Bowl website states that its events support:

  • A cooperative team environment where third- and fourth- and fifth- and sixth-graders actively participate
  • Science-based activities (correlated with the State Science Standards) emphasizing local and regional environments
  • Innovative strategies to teach and reinforce conservation
  • Engaging activities challenging students in critical and creative thinking

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