Sunday, April 27, 2014

Outdoor School ~ Day 2

Outdoor School Day 2

A gray and drizzly sort of day. After breakfast and chores a longer hike was cancelled in favor of four classes closer to camp. The students hunted  (in the rain) for macroinvertebrates at the confluence where Battle Axe Creek and Opal Creek meet. Then it was inside to warm up and learn about geology (this area was once mined for copper and lead). After lunch we dissected owl pellets (inside, dry and warm) and hunted for amphibians (in the rain). Everyone met up in the lodge for a snack, then the kids headed out into the pouring rain to play a game. They dried off while eating dinner. Chores were completed and a rousing game of Jeopardy played. Lights out at 10 pm.

[A highlight of the trip was certainly the families who attended outdoor school. We were prior friends with most of them, and I love these people. But the best thing? I got to sleep on the bunk next to my best friend of 25 years. It felt like we were back in school. Grin.]

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mara61 said...

Your pictures are beautiful and it looks like fun was had by all. I'm wondering if anyone else has had a dickens of a time getting your site to load though. I went onto a brand new computer and finally was able to get it to load a little quicker but it was still not great. I was wondering if it was perhaps the size of the pictures you loaded making the content download go at a snails space?

Heidi said...

Yes, I've had several picture-heavy posts right in a row, which makes the page slower to load. The picture load from Flickr, so Flickr may be slow as well. Sorry about that!