Thursdays, Oh Thursdays

Post by Thea

It’s been fun collecting some stories about the things that happen here at The Outdoor Campus. I love walking down the hall and asking, “what’s the craziest thing that happened to you this week?” I get some doozies, let me tell you.

Osprey
Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Derek had a great story. Yesterday, during a boy scout fishing class, two osprey circled the pond. One of the birds, oblivious to the onlookers, dove down and caught a fish. The two birds flew off to enjoy their meal. Wow, I wish I’d seen that! The class participants loved it. I wish we could plan that experience for every class.

Thursdays are Middle School Days during the school year. Typically, that means 60-120 middle school age kids, their teachers and chaperones descend on our park for an all day experience. They do orienteering, outdoor cooking, fishing and nature hikes in groups. That means it’s all hands on deck for our staff and volunteers.

Over the years, “all hands on deck” has translated to “everyone must eat.” Our wonderful volunteers and staff bring all sorts of treats to get our team through the day. Today was the first Middle School Day of the 2012 school year, and boy, did we come through with treats. Check out this photo of just some of the treats we got today.

We’re looking forward to sharing more of our experiences with you. Please feel free to leave comments here. We’d love to hear from you.

Also, be sure you check out our website, our Facebook page, our Twitter feed and our Pinterest site!

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