We've been dropping in at Earthroots Field School lately. Earthroots has groups of homeschoolers that meet up with naturalists/environmental educators to explore some of the natural wildlife and wilderness parks in South Orange County. Here are just some of the fun things we've done and/or learned about so far:
*saw thousands of tadpoles and baby frogs (froglets)
*watched a filaree spiral
*waded through creeks
*climbed oak trees
*identified wildflowers (these are purple lupines)
*learned about the water cycle
*made chamomille & elderberry flower tea
*saw how to make fire with a bow
*made clay bowls from the clay in a creek bed
*made a dam in a creek
*held a baby chick
*ate minor's lettuce (which only grows for a short time during the Spring).
Homeschoolers can sign up or drop in for weekly adventures. Maybe we will see you there sometime!
Note - Aside from sharing an occasional edible plant (or ant:), Earthroots is extremely careful about making sure that the kids do not harm or remove any of the natural elements in the wilderness parks.