Two weeks ago (hard to believe it was still winter), the Learning Centre hosted grade-school students and parents from Donna Coutts’ class in Stittsville.
The weather was gorgeous, and everyone had a great hike while learning some wilderness lore with Chad Clifford, the centre’s Homeschool Wilderness teacher. Below are some pictures taken on the trail (thanks to Dean Fleming for contributions):
Inuit tools and caribou coat
Chad doing a demonstration in our tent classroom
Checking out an Inuit-style kayak & native-style wood bow
Off into the woods!
Checking out a quinzee snow shelter
Starting a fire with a bow drill
Mmmm. . . fire good!
Cleaning up the fire tilt
Group trail break & howdy to the camera-man
Finding a 100 yr-old fire stump where porcupines hang out (lots of porcu-poop in the stump)
Checking a tap for maple tree sap
Back at the tent — time to leave for McDonald’s! (not very healthy, oh well. . .)
And it’s back on the bus. . .