Well we went on our first nature club field trip with the homeschool group and had a fantastic time! We made water viewers out of coffee cans (not that you can see any of them...lol).
After the water viewers were made we went down to the waters edge to explore how to use them and this is what happened. :)
We went on a 1.5 mile and picked and ate red huckleberries.
Explored spiders (not to close).
Saw slugs and stinging nettles. Did you know that slug slime from the banana slug is a natural anesthetic and takes away the sting from the stinging nettle?
Checked out some baby fish.
Wrote in our nature journals.
Practiced our balancing act.
And swam some more.
Nolte State Park and Deep Lake were awesome. It was a great place to start our year of science exploration and we liked it so much that we went back again the next day for more fun in the sun.
We are really looking forward to more science exploration outdoors with our Nature Club.