I Will Survive
I Will Survive
Once again we find ourselves down at Martin Dies Jr. State Park enjoying one of the wonderful hour long Saturday classes about nature. This time we are learning the basics on how to survive out in the wilderness if we get lost.
One thing she told us is to always have a “flight plan” and tell someone where you will be and for how long. We learned from past experience that it doesn’t take much to get “lost.” When we hiked the Kirby Trail and we accidently got on the wrong trail it was pretty scary to think about what all could have happened. The trail we ended up on was one that was open to hunters during hunting season which just happened to be when we was hiking. We could have gotten shot and no one would have known where to look for us because we took off without much thought of telling people where we were going, we should have learned the basics back then.
After the lesson Ms. Katherine had the kids put together a pamphlet about how to survive in the wild.
We then made a pocket sundial.
The kids working on cutting out the Sundial Graph Card.
Stewart helped Anna hold hers while she taped it.
We discussed what all we should carry in our survival pack while the kids put the last minute touches on their sundials.
I am very thankful we heard about these little classes. They have been such a blessing, not only are the kids learning about nature but they are also beginning to come out of their little shyness shells a little more each time. I can’t wait for the next one we get to go to, Stewart and I enjoy these as much as the kids! I highly recommend this class to anyone who goes out into the woods especially with kids or even if you live by the woods with small children, you never know, it might just save their life!
Posted on July 31, 2011, in Hiking, Homeschool. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Very interesting …. hymmmm