River Animals Have Skills to Compete in the Wild
On Monday we started our Olympic Ceremony by learning each other’s names and creating some metals that we will work on throughout the week. We then talked all about how well adapted animal senses can be and how this can be helpful for survival in the wild.
On Tuesday with our special guests from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science we were able to transform ourselves into all sorts of animals with special adaptations to learn how animals can best survive in Colorado. Thank you so much to DMNS for visiting us and sharing their amazing traveling classroom.
On Wednesday we practiced our animal adaptation skill so that we can put them to the text tomorrow at field day. Then created our own adapted animals to decorate HQ and teach each other about our creations.
On Thursday we had a stinking hot field day filled with testing our animal adaptation skills! We smelled like bears, jumped like squirrels, raced like deer, and so much more. As the heat surmounted we cooled down with our toes in the river and then our heads in the sprinklers by the end of the day.
On Friday we challenged ourselves to the Chomper’s Game Show where we shared all sorts of fun facts about our favorite animals. At Jeopardy we learned about Colorado’s state animal and fossil, and outside we learned how to respectfully hide a geocache (come check it out at Johnson-Habitat Park!). Then at graduation we all came together to congratulate each other on our well played games! Overall, a great week of camp.