Saturday, September 22, 2012
Learning the Ropes
On Thursday, our homeschooling nature class took a trip to a different park to use the ropes challenge course. The ropes course is set up as a team building exercise, with low and high elements. Unfortunately, the high elements were unavailable for our group, but there was plenty to do. They had fun on the "whale watch," which is like a giant balance board.
They had to separate onto either side and try to bring the platform level. The "nitro rope" was a rope hanging in the center of four platforms. The kids had to figure out how to get the rope and then each person needs to swing from one platform to the opposite platform. The trick is to not lose the rope so that you can pass it back to the group.
The park itself was beautiful, and we had a crisp, not-quite-autumn day to enjoy the great outdoors. Sierra found a tiny frog, and someone else found a little snake.