Friday, November 15, 2019

Successful Outdoor Adventure

We took students into the field today. We visited beautiful conservation land near our school. The trip included an approximately 1 1/2 mile walk to the location, a 30-minute snack-and-play, a three-hour naturalist-led exploration of the conservation land including ponding, soil testing, and lots of other targeted environmental science, a 1/2 hour lunch-and-play, and then the 1 1/2 mile walk back to school.

It was a full day of adventure and a positive educational and team building event.

There's always a bit of trepidation before any field study, but once the event is over, there's that feeling of fulfillment since you know that you introduced students to ideas, experiences, and knowledge that's positive.

As a child, my father and organizations I belonged to like Girl Scouts introduced me to many wonderful places. Those experiences have stayed with me my entire life, and it brings me great satisfaction to share similar positive experiences with my students. Onward.