Alexis couldn't attend due to illness, so only Lorelai and I attended. It's too bad she couldn't attend. It was fun and very informative. We saw the tracks of deer, racoons, possum, wild hog, coyotes and I can't even recall everything else. Here is our day in photos.
|While we waited on everyone to arrive, we snapped photos.|
|The Lovely Lorelai|
|Lorelai and Mommy|
These next few photos were taken by Lorelai while waiting...
Everyone's here...time to learn!!!
|Pulling out the supplies...|
|Cups of plaster|
|Time to look for animal tracks!!!|
|Lorelai chose an otter track and circled it.|
|Mixed her plaster...|
And of course the batteries in the camera died at this point!!! But she poured the plaster onto her otter track and left it to set. Then we moved on to my track... a hog track...
|Pouring plaster onto hog track|
At this point, we went on a mini-hike while waiting for everyone's casts to harden.
When we returned to check on the casts, Lorelai's otter cast wasn't doing well. Perhaps too much water but her cast wanted to break apart at the slightest touch. So we left it to harden and the instructor will deliver at the next outdoor class on the 19th. But we did get my hog track cast.
|Back home with the hog track cast|
All in all, this was a wonderful class. I'm sorry we missed the classes for September-November. Life just wouldn't accomodate us. But I found this so much fun and so educational that we will not be missing anymore if I can help it!
Have you ever had an animal track study in your homeschool? Do you plan to in the future?