One of my favorite things to do while homeschooling is to get out of the house and have some "hands on learning". We've had some wonderful classes and field trip this past year. I want to have a record of them, so here goes.......
Carolina Tiger Rescue
The NC State Arboretum
Abbey was so excited to be able to sit at a real desk!
They learned about angiosperms and gymnosperms. They took home a plant that they grafted.
School House of wonder on the Eno River, to study plants and bugs
Introduction to edible wild plants(of course, Abbey will eat anything)
Elijah holding aphids
Water quality at Eno River, determined by the presence of certain types of bugs
Ladybug identification at Prairie Ridge Eco station
Pond study at Blue Jay Point
Bugs at Hemlock Bluffs
Metamorphosis at Durant. These are representations of the life cycle of bugs.
Elijah in his happy place at an antique car show
Studying butterflies at Museum of Life and Science
Arctic wildlife at the zoo (Abbey in a polar bear den)
The real polar bear in his real den
Touching seal fur
arctic fox fur
Polar bear skull
Polar bear paw print
Geology at Annie Wilkerson
Types of rocks
large boulders of gneiss
Rare resurrection ferns growing on the gneiss
Rock ID at Yates Mill