The older campers took a field trip to Pescadero State Beach today — lots of photos below. For the younger campers, Kris left her phone behind so we don’t have any photos yet — if I get some, I will post them later.
The National Weather Service station at Los Altos recorded 103 degrees today, our second day of triple-digit heat (102 on Monday). Our amazing campers and junior counselors handled the heat well, proving that you can have fun outdoors even in extreme weather conditions.
I got so wrapped up in our activities with the older groups (gr. 2 and up) that I only took two photos, both from our field trip to Ulistac Nature Preserve:
Some of the other adults did take photos of our other activities (looking for macroinvertebrates, learning to use pocket knives, salsa-making workshop, games, etc.), and as soon as they email them to me I’ll post them here.
Fortunately, Kris remembered to take plenty of photos of the Sea Otters:
Here are some photos of the Sea Otters, our youngest group, from the first day of camp:
Here are a few photos of the two older groups, the Gray Foxes and Peregrine Falcons, at the first day of camp:
This game really has nothing to do with Darwin’s theory. It’s called “The Evolution Game” because in the course of the game players can move up from plants, to herbivores, to carnivores, with Mountain Lion as the apex predator. And we do play the game using organisms native to California. But aside from that, it’s just a game!
Camp photos from our youngest group of campers, the Sea Otters….
Above: With Nancy Neff, native plant expert, and older campers, learning about native plants.
Above: One of the daily field trips to Mitchell Park.
Above: In the Sea Otters’ favorite tree.
Above: Looking at a pine cone on Tree Day.
Above: Kris talking to the campers about trees.
Above: Dave and campers looking for insects on Bug Day.
Above: Looking at an insect under a giant magnifying glass.
Above: A process art project.
Above: Pulling the wagon back to camp at the end of a field trip to Mitchell Park.
Above: Doing bark rubbings.
Above: Making “fairy houses.”