My group of kids' guide, Eric, was amazing with the kids. He kept their attention and kept them in line, and was so funny! The kids took to him well and I rarely had to intervene or get a kid back in line. Lots of learning and lots of laughter from this bunch. It was great!
Eric first took the kids on a scavenger hunt of sorts, looking for plants and trees and how they adapt in the environment. It was on this part of the trip that I became very glad we put rubber boots on Matthew for this trip!The park is super muddy this time of year (bad drainage).
Eric then talked about animals and how they adapt. He had animal skins and animal skulls, some of which freaked the kids out a bit. But it was very educational for them and they loved it!
"Let's stroke the beard of ponderment" was Eric's fun way of getting the kids to think about things. The kids thought it was hilarious!
Then Eric moved onto birds and how they adapt. The kids practiced getting food using different tools, just like birds do.
Besties enjoying their time together!
The kids were sad to have to leave the park and head back to school. It was one of the funnest field trips I have ever been on, and I am so glad THRPD has such great employees who gave these kids such a great experience!