Slice of Life #11- Out in Nature

Today was the annual field excursion for the middle school science enrichment course I co-teach with a colleague. We plan a 3 hour field day at the end of the winter session to look for patterns in nature and learn about nature on our school campus. For the last few years there has been snow on the ground on the March weekend we choose. But this year?

BRRRRRRR!


I think this was the coldest field day yet! We sent an email last night reminding the students to dress warmly and luckily they did!

When I got up it felt like 17°. Just a bit nippy! I wore leggings, lined pants, a Heattech shirt, sweatshirt, North Face parka, mittens, wool hat, scarf, and snood. I was still a little chilly but I was comfortable. 

We spent the morning looking at trees, orienteering, studying animal tracks, and learning about camera traps. We were able to warm up in the student center a few times but the kids were great! It was so nice to spend a few hours outside and I finished my 10,000 steps before 11:30am!

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