Friday, September 10, 2010
Elachee Nature Center
Today we went on our first field trip of the school year. Elachee Nature Center is about 45 minutes from us. A friend and her group of kids that she schools at her house asked us to come along. Elachee can put together just about any program you wish. Today's program was about weather and the water cycle. The first part of class was an overview about weather and how weather is created. Next the kids did an activity with 9 stations of possible sites of water. Each location had a six sided die that you rolled to tell you where to go next. Some examples were you evaporated now go to the cloud location. At the end of the trip the kids did a small hike on the nature trails to view how weather has affected trees, creeks, etc. Me and Grace took advantage of being in the area and went out to lunch after the field trip. Then to a bigger library. I was looking for materials to read and research about chickens, homesteading, etc. Found a enormous stockpile of Mother Earth News dating back 5 years. Unfortunately they will not let you check them out like our local library does and I didn't have the time to sit and read them all. I think I might ask my parents for a subscription for Christmas.