We were split into 3 groups by age and each had different activities.
The middle group had lessons on survival skills. This is a shot of them as they were leaving the meeting area.
We then walked back to a shelter to have a picnic and meet our group. The oldest group of students went on a 3 hour swamp trek. They looked at ecosystems and collected data on soil texture, temperature, sunlight, signs of animal life, types of plants, weather factors and more.
The leader of this group said that if she had groups like this every day that she would pay to come to work. :-) Made me very happy to hear this! They really are a great group of teens! (They are just playing in the photo below and not doing anything related to the program.)
All in all, this was a fun field trip. It was great to be outside exploring and learning! Thankful to have so many great resources near us. I highly recommend this outing to anyone in the area!