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4th and 5th Grade Visits Children's Nature Retreat in Alpine

February 21, 2017

Thanks to a partnership between Hands United for Children and Children's Nature Retreat in Alpine, McGill's 4th and 5th graders were awarded an all-day field trip this week. As said on their website, "The retreat is specifically designed to help children develop a sense of wonder for nature and its inhabitants through unstructured exploration and learning. Fun and educational `interactive presentations’ are available for everyone to learn and foster an appreciation for animals, nature, sustainable farming and the ecosystem."

 

We had a BLAST! It was a gorgeous day - the sun was shining and the weather was a temperate 65 degrees. Executive Director, Agnes Barrelet, broke us up into eight small groups so that each encounter was intimate. Students were able to get close and personal with every animal on the farm. They interacted with cows, horses, donkeys, camels, rabbits, chickens, pot bellied pigs and many more as they helped feed and give attention to each animal who wanted it. We even had some alpaca kisses! During one center, students sat under shady oak trees to create vibrant animal paintings on canvas. Additionally, we were provided with snacks and water bottles to keep us energized and hydrated. I hope you will enjoy what you see through our digital documentation (aka photographs) of this once-in-a-lifetime experience in nature's beauty and visit Children's Nature Retreat for yourself. You won't be disappointed!

 

 

 

 

 

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