Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Final Day!









What an adventure!

"Rain! What rain??" asked many 6th graders as they navigated throught the high ropes course yesterday afternoon. The rain was no obstacle for WES students as all completed the course and then ziplined to the bottom. It took real teamwork and lots of encouragement, but all felt very accomplished - and COLD at the end. Luckily, the NC staff had a nice fire going by the course and it felt great to warm hands, toes and wet bodies.

Students are packing up as I write. We have a morning full of activities before lunch. And at the moment...it is not raining!

High Ropes!

Zipline tower

On the zipline!

Wet, cold, but FUN!

Aquatic biologists at work collecting macroinvertibrates.

Huddling by the woodstove to warm-up and dry-off.

Preparing for the ropes course.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Greetings from Nature's Classroom!

Our first day was full of activities and new experiences. Field groups spent time in the afternoon getting to know the NC campus and their field group leader. In addition, they participated in team building activities that allowed them to work on the 4 C's : communication, cooperation, commitment and caring.

Today's schedule includes a morning as an aquatic biologist and the afternoon will be spent on the ropes course. Tonight we will have a campfire. So far the weather has held with only occasional light drizzles that luckily, haven't dampened our spirits.
Kerry's field group!

Everyone has a job at meal time!

After dinner, students participated in a SILENT night adventure. At times students were blindfolded and guided by another classmate. One of our goals this week is to use 2 eyes and 2 ears and talk less. 
Night Adventure

Journaling about the night adventure

Nature's Classroom Off to a GREAT Start!


"The Beginning" by Larry. Students from WES and the Charles River School hear about the expectations and program at Nature's Classroom

Chris' field group going over meal procedures.