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Fourth-grade students at Cutchogue East Elementary School in Cutchogue, New York learned about dependence on natural resources for survival on a visit to Downs Farm Preserve at Fort Corchaug. This is a slice of preserved land just eight minutes beyond the classroom walls. Its inhabitants date back to the first hunting and gathering settlers—the Algonquians. In this integrated inquiry-based outing, students constructed an understanding of the natural resources Native Americans used to survive on their land and explored related science concepts such as decomposition, the water cycle, and symbiotic plant relationships.