My sons were excited about learning that their latest field trip with one of our co-ops was going to include hiking. It has been a while since we went on a hike in general. What we didn’t realize is the further fun we’d be having at The New Weis Center.
We had two guides to help us towards a creek. Each child was able to explore and find specimen in the water. They could catch bugs, salamanders, newts, and frogs. If the specimen was small enough, they could look at it through a microscope after identifying it. All the kids found so many cool creatures (all that were put back into the water at the end). We had to have spent a good 30-45 minutes in the water alone. Most all of the kids stood in the water either with shoes or without. Some of the kids got a bit wet on their outfits, but it was all so much fun! What a great way to enjoy life!
After we went back towards the center, we had our lunches. Then we went on a hike for about another 45 minutes.
Some of the children were suffering terribly from allergies but they endured the best they could! The guides were so wonderful and patient with all of the children. They talked about the trees, creatures that live in certain areas we stopped at, types of plants we saw along the way, and types of mosses we may see on the trail.
My sons had such a great time and I am really glad. It is so important to me that they get to learn and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible! The New Weis Center did not let us down one bit!