On September 26, Students, staff, faculty and families from Briarcliff Elementary-North Kansas City Schools met at Latte Land in Briarcliff Village and marched up Briarcliff Parkway to the school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. They were joined by the North Kansas City High School drumline and cheer squad, the Kansas City and NKC Police and residents and local businesses from the Briarcliff Community. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event a huge success! For more photos, please check out our Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.298285727034603.1073741845.214854702044373&type=3
Wouldn't it be nice to walk along the trails in our community and be able to identify the different kinds of trees? We thought this was a great idea, so we spent the afternoon with a lady from the Missouri Conservation Department who pointed out all the different trees along the Briarcliff Nature Trail.
Students at Briarcliff Elementary frequently visit these trails during class and on their own leisure time, and are always asking, "What kind of tree is that?" After our visit with the MO Conservation Department, we learned there are hundreds of different kinds of trees along the nature trails. Some are a little tricky to identify, but the clues can be found in the leaves, acorns, bark, size and growth pattern. We are so excited for kids, and fellow neighbors, to finally be able to see what kinds of trees are surrounding us.