Landmark 14 (Five New Outdoor Activities)
We tried SNOWSHOEING with Nature Nancy! Many students had never been on snowshoes before! We learned why snowshoes are structured depending on the landscape they’re used, and how they were an important tool of survival for the Indigenous people and early settlers. In addition to learning how to don a pair of snowshoes (and eventually take them off!), we practiced three kinds of turns to add to our new skill set. We loved playing Pizza Tag, scampering like mice while avoiding a hungry owl, and attempting to capture seven rubber chickens/pigs for “food” while avoiding stealthy predators in the woods. Nature Nancy challenged us to lie still for 60 seconds on our backs in the snow, and effectively demonstrated how birds of prey such as the Barred Owl can fly silently with their ruffled and uneven feathers. WE LOVE NATURE NANCY! Many students shared how much they enjoyed snowshoeing yesterday as a new way of travel in the winter snow.
St Catherine CES Gr 3 – February 11, 2022