Once again I forced my Biology student on a field trip to Guana River State Park, but is really called Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. It was a perfect day to take the mile long hike to the river. High was 78 degrees, sunny, breezy, and oh so georgous.
Here we are heading out on our one mile hike to the river. Mixed in this group are the Biology students, Photography Students, Siblings, and The Awesome Parents. Love having the parents come along. This photo was taken by Jen Mauser of A Knittery Life.
The youngest of the group lead the way. But there were many stops before we arrived at the river. So much to see.
And photos to take.
At the river, everyone heads to the rocks to take in the view. The place is just beautiful.
Photography students were to take photos of anything they wanted to. My daughter, who is in the photography class and my Biology class, thought taking photos was optional.
The Biology students were to fill out a worksheet I had made for them. They were to find, identify, and sketch three different trees, water plants, birds, amphibians, and record if they found anything hadn’t listed on the worksheet.
The students took off….
Beach to the right.
Beach to the left. And sunshine all around.
Jen Mauser and I took off after some lunch and came across raccoon tracks. That is Jen’s shadow below. Looks just like her!
Once we returned to the starting point, my daughter realized photography wasn’t optional, so she took a few photos of a different kind of wild life. 😀
I didn’t know she was also taking pictures of me. We are also doing an insect board and most of the students brought something to collect insects in. Here I am with a student trying to catch a flying creature.
It was a great day all around. The two classes worked well together and everyone enjoyed themselves. This is one of my favorite places to be. 🙂
Come back tomorrow to find out what we did find.