I volunteered to help supervise a class field trip to the Gatineaus yesterday. The goal: snowshoeing.
And like every field trip, there was a little learning thrown in there too.
We learned about animals and how they dealt with winter. To summarize: they either sleep it away, tolerate it, or run away a.k.a. migrate.
We didn’t see many animals, but we knew they were there:
Almost all of the kids embraced this outing with glee. A few were sulky and tired. Others behaved as if they’d escaped from the zoo, or had 20 cups of coffee.
Heh. Did you know that I happen to be one of those loud parents who has no problem asking other people’s kids to buck up/be quiet/STOP THAT? :)
Overall, the little people did pretty well on their snowshoes … given their inherent awkwardness (the snowshoes, not the kids).
I, however, put mine on backwards.
Methinks it’s time to invest in our own. But first, we need to get more snow!