WHAT A GREAT FIRST DAY!
Our first ever Forest Classroom, and on such a beautiful day! Even though we were wearing masks you could tell we were all smiling under them. How good it feels to be back in the clubhouse!
After we arrived we got started right away with making our Forest Classroom journals, we will hopefully use during our weeks at Audubon. After that we had some time to free play with everyone in the field and get out all our sillys!
As we settled, Sarah let us in sharing our names, pronouns, and one fun thing we did this summer, the activities ranged from camping, boating, biking, and more! We could tell we had a really active group. After snack we played a great game of Park Ranger, if you don’t know what it is, ask your student, we will be playing it a lot in the next few weeks!
Sarah and I had planned out a great day to get to know everyone doing an Audubon favorite, pond scooping at Beaver Pond! We did what we call a 'bioblitz', we wrote down and ID’d every critter we saw and caught. We brought nets, yogurt cups, and basins to collect all the aquatic critters we could! The sun was shining down on us keeping us nice and warm! At the end of our time we went through and identified all the critters we found!
Our tally was:
9 frogs, 1 green grog and 8 leopard frogs
4 red efts
2 dragonfly larvae
1 orb-weaver spider
We ended our time eating lunch in the sugarbush. Sarah and I read a book that we will hopefully get through by the end called, Who Killed Cock Robin, by Jean Craighead George! Before we knew it, our families were coming to pick us up and it was the end of the day.