It's not often that I get to lead groups these days from Green Briar Nature Center, but when I do... it's ALWAYS a perfect way to start a day. I had the BEST group of girls, ready to learn, eager to talk about what they already know about salt marshes and excited to literally walk into the creek & find what they could! Amazingly enough, we were able to dodge the rain drops until the end of our time together.
I couldn't help but point out the birds we saw & heard and fortunately for me... they were interested. In my opinion, there's NOTHING that beats hands-on learning. When you bring kids, or anyone, out into nature...opportunities to learn pop up at every turn. Questions are asked. Answers are given. Learning takes place. If you're lucky, a deep curiosity begins to grow about what they saw, smelled, heard, tasted (Glasswort! "sea pickle") and touched.
Learning with the senses. It's the ultimate!
|Dirty happy feet!|
|Roly Poly - AKA Sow bug|
|High tide leaves these reed remnants behind on the|
toppled over Oak Tree branches
|Ghost shrimp & Sea Lettuce algae|
|Mummichogs & ghost shrimp|
|Mermaid's Purse - AKA Skate egg case|
|Checking out their finds before returning them back to the creek|
|Clean happy feet!|