We started with a half mile walk into the woods. Then the students fished organic matter from the river with nets.
The students searched through the organic matter (mud) for animals. They were standoffish at first then they really got into it. They found tiny worms, dragonfly larva, a small fish, snails, beetles and other things we had never seen.
Next up was the mud walk! The parents were "trees" for the kids to hold onto. We started on a normal trail then it became a mud festival. Some of it was wet and DEEP and other parts were STICKY. If we had not Duck Taped our shoes we would of all come out barefoot. It was so much fun!!
I love having fun with my students and seeing a new side to them.