We were greeted by an incredible leader and the children were each assigned backpacks and tasks to complete. The children were able to observe wildlife, document the weather, take soil samples, study the water life, and hike through the reserve with a guide to tell them what each thing is. They even showed me what poison ivy looks like.
Planning and Preparing
We really enjoyed this day but there are some definite needs for an adventure like this.
- Sneakers - We did a lot of walking. Not everyone in our group had on sneakers and they ended up with swamp feet.
- Water Bottles - Keeping hydrated is important as you are out enjoying nature. Make sure to plan more water than you think you will need.
- Hand Sanitizer - Your children will have a chance to get their hands dirty and germy through the day. Packing hand sanitizer can help you to quickly clean up the germs and dirt.
- Camera - You will probably want pictures of the different things you see with your children. I know we loved the gator pictured below.
My Favorite Post from this week:
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Introducing my Co-hosts!
There are some great co-hosts for the Geeky Educational Link Up. You can find out a bit more about each co-host by clicking here. I highly recommend checking out their blogs each week as they will have different favorites than I will. Some of these blogs also post some great geek projects and Science projects! You never know. You might be highlighted on their blog.
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