Today at exactly 1:39 PM we said goodbye to our last students from Environmental Education for the season. We had an AWESOME three weeks that included ten schools and 431 students. Students got mucky in the muck pond, saw tons of creatures at Hidden Lake, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows over campfires and tons of other awesome things.
One of the activities is Solos, which is the students going out into the woods and spending 30-40 minutes immersed in nature. During their time in nature, they could read, write or just simply observe their surroundings. One of the students wrote a poem that she shared in front of the entire Enviro Ed group at breakfast this morning, and we figured it was something worth sharing with the entire Foley community.
Alone in the Woods
I am sitting at my tree
the birds have come to greet me.
The wind is playing with the leaves
as they fall, the ground receives.
Rain comes down but trees protect
I’m a little wet, not wrecked.
Many bugs crawl all around
but they do not make a sound.
Lots and lots of grass blades grow
sprouting up from ground below.
There is moss on lots of things
overpowering like kings.
Many sticks and twigs have fell
all around the ground as well.
As I leave this peaceful spot
things I’ve seen won’t be forgot.
Now it’s time for us to get ready for our summer camp season to begin in 17 short days! We’ve already got some stuff here and more come this weekend before the rest of the staff arrives for workweek on June 7. A lot of happening and we couldn’t be more excited!