2013 Summer Family Explorers
Earth Day Trash Pick-Up at Hongfeng Lake!
Way to go families! We sure had a very full event for Earth Day, one that was educational, meaningful, and fun. Upon arriving at Xiang Zhai Village to see the wetland water filtration demonstration project created by Guizhou Province Guiyang Ecological Civilization Foundation. From the village we proceeded to walk down to the edge of the lake to pick up trash. We soon found ourselves on the dried up bed of the lake (its dry season) where there was plenty of trash to fill our bags with. After our walk and a short rest children divided into 4 groups to participate in water testing of 4 parameters: water and air temperatuire, turbidity, PH, and dissolved oxygen. We then settled down for a little picnic near the steps of the Yi Hotel. It was a bit cold, so soon afer we jumped on the bus to return home, a bit tired but with satisfaction that we understood our water source better and did something to protect it.
Easter Amongst Blossoms 2013
Our Easter Event began after an evening of spring thunderstorms. The park was cool and moist, and speckled with pink blossoms on the grass and in the trees overhead. As families arrived we whisked them away to our traditional activities of dyeing and decorating Easter eggs and baskets, which was followed by a stroll into the forest to touch and smell the delights of nature. Our festivities continued with an egg relay and picnicking, closing up with the finale egg hunt and treasure basket hunt.
For five weeks in a row this summer families met at the same place in the Forest Park to explore a little deeper with each visit. Beginning with learning a bit about habitat, we then explored the grasslands, the trees, and the ponds. We found the forest was bursting with life!
Forest Scavenger Hunt
Spending time feeling the Earth...
Spending time with our nature journals...
Good Job Families!