“Body walk” experience at Ridge Elementary

Students at Ridge Elementary got the chance to learn about the human anatomy in a very unique way today through LSU AgCenter’s smartbodies program.

The AgCenter, along with help from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, hosted the “body walk” experience. The exhibit is a 35-foot by 45-foot walk-through exhibit of the human body. Each child is given a food item and the student takes the food item through ten stations representing organs within the body.

At each station, the child learns how that food item affects that organ. Principal Mark Rabalais says programs like this help to break up the standard routine of learning. The “body walk” exhibit will return for another day of learning at ridge elementary on Friday morning. The statewide initiative is heading into its 10th year.

Acadia parish will serve as the next Acadiana stop for the program in February.

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