In contrast to our Urban Exploration, today we went on a Rural Exploration to Fort Whyte Alive.
In the morning we went on a self-guided tour and saw turtles, red-winged blackbirds, geese, spittle bugs and tons of plants!
In the afternoon we split into 3 groups to participate in guided tours. We were so lucky to have engaging and knowledgable guides. These people are all volunteers and do a phenomenal job of leading and teaching kids.
|Checking out a spider's web with binoculars.|
|So many cute turtles swimming around in the swamp!|
|Learning how to carefully, and safely pass by geese while they're with their goslings.|
|Nature's sunscreen. Powder produced by trees to protect them from the sun.|
We did talk about staying on the trails to avoid poison ivy and wood ticks.When we got back to school I showed students exactly what a wood tick looks like and we all checked ourselves. That being said, please make sure you have closely checked your child for ticks.