Monday, November 15, 2010

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

From September 24th

On Friday we went to the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve in Grand Teton National Park. The preserve was donated to the park in 2007 - it used to be a cattle ranch. Colleen and a bunch of her friends have created a preschool group that does a different activity every Friday.

This picture doesn't show all of the kids. I think we are missing at least 4 or 5.
Checking out the pellets they had to look at.
Sadie talked intently to the park ranger.
We went on a short hike and split into two groups (older and younger). The preserve had a bunch of these cool backpacks that we could borrow. (Free to borrow, but have to leave your credit card in case you lose any). The backpacks had small journals, pencils, glue sticks, magnifying glass and binoculars. The younger kids loved wearing them, and the big kids really got into finding things and putting them in their journals.

Sadie. She is a ponderer and enjoys taking in God's creation. Ephraim loves to run. I was in charge of the two of them and Colleen went with Elisa. At one time Ephraim took off up the trail and Sadie was still behind me and there was a moment of panic - "which child do I go with?"
One of the waterfalls.
On the way home I made Colleen stop so I could take pictures of the bison. You can see Sleeping Indian in the background.

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