I hope you all have had a chance to enjoy this beautiful day. We had an amazing time out at Central Park today and are sorry we couldn’t have you all there with us!
Thank you to Mr. Hicks, Mr. Holt, and Mrs. Beier for serving as our chaperons. We appreciated you being there with us today and hope you had fun too!
I have several pictures to share with all of you, but will try to send them from home tonight, as it’s not working from here. 🙁
We started the day by hiking two miles through Central Park. The children got down and dirty in the first five minutes there by searching for earthworms in the dirt. They had the best time digging through the dirt and finding worms. They learned how to figure out which end of the worm is the head and which was the tail. Some even learned the hard way that worms…poop! That was a learning experience they weren’t expecting! Ha!
The naturalist that guided our group today spent time talking with the children about the different types of wood in their nature area and also pointed out all of the bird sounds. The children had the opportunity to learn about different plant types and to smell and feel differences between the plants. We found ant colonies and learned about the insects that are killing all of the ash trees here in Hamilton County.
After a nice, quiet picnic lunch, the children played a little tag and enjoyed some running time and then our guide brought out all kinds of fun creatures. We saw a painted turtle, frogs, toads, and even a constrictor snake which some of our friends were brave enough to hold. We even saw a toad eat a big, juicy worm and learned how they swallow. I have a video to share with you so nobody has to miss this experience. LOL!
It was a very relaxed, laid back trip and it was fun to see the children so free in their learning. We truly couldn’t have hoped for a better day to be outside learning and having fun. The one thing they kept telling me they didn’t like was all the walking. Soooo… I hope they are good and tired for you tonight so you can relax and enjoy the night with them!
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.