Boardman 5th graders had the opportunity to learn in a unique way on Thursday.

According to the press release, 5th grade students from Boardman Center Intermediate School spent the day at the Lily Pond at Mill Creek Park learning about organisms and ecosystems of the area.

The students recorded their findings with on iPads and will post their findings to a website called iNaturalist.

"We hope this is something we can repeat, year after year, with our 5th graders," said Science teacher Megan Turillo. "This kind of field trip provides great hands on opportunities, and the kids can track their results, and make observations about a place that's close to home. It's not only learning, but it's also about having an impact."

Boardman Subaru sponsored the field trip and teachers hope to expand the trip to include 7th and 8th graders.