Earth Day is over. But it's Earth Week at Frenchtown Elementary School.

Third graders are doing hands on work at the school's wetlands. They are identifying plants and insects, like May flies, and sketching them in their journals.

The weather for Nature Week in Frenchtown has been beautiful.

"We learn about decomposers and predators," said teacher Christi Hoskinson. "We learn about food chains and so they realize it's the bugs that play a big important part."

The kids are learning to stop and examine the smallest of our plants and insects. They don't have to travel far to find whole populations in the wetlands school yard.

Like king and queen ants, said student Cruz Halverson, "and worms."

The kids' teacher said the spring weather has been a real incentive for creative learning.