Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Mapping overview / East Shreveport; Magnet and neighbors
On this map students will be able to sketch and identify -
Magnet / Valencia Park
Students were helped in adding
Stoner Hill Elem
Montessori School for Spt
and identifying a North-South open space on the river side of three schools: Magnet, Stoner Elem and MSS. This area, blank on the map, is an old river bed.
When the Great Raft clogged the main body of the Red River, side channels were developed. This open space / wooded bottom was a loop of the river. The neighborhood called Anderson Island was created by this and other loops of the Red.
This wooded area is being developed into a greenway or nature trail by a civic group called A Better Shreveport. The person who identified this area was nature education specialist Jon Soul of Montessori. .