Abby Heinz, 6th grade
This year the sixth graders will be going on three outdoor education field trips. They went to camp Henry Horner, Reyerson Woods, and one in the spring. They were both fun and we did different activities at each. At Henry Horner, we cooked bush doughnuts over the open fire that we built ourselves. We also played games that helped us work together while having fun! At the end of the day, we built shelters out of sticks and went canoeing. When we went to Reyerson Woods, we looked at animal skins and we also had a scavenger hunt for those animal skins when they were in their natural camouflage. It was very fun. After, we did that, we cut down the invasive plant Buck Thorn. We used wood cutters and hand saws. We had to wear googles and gloves. During lunch we saw a falcon. It was very large! After we saw small animals like salamanders, turtles, snakes and frogs. Soon it was time to get back on the bus, but the outdoor ed. field trips were really fun!