Sunday, October 16, 2011

Your Outdoor Surroundings Badge

1. What Would I Need If

2. Pack It Up

3. What Does Minimal Impact Mean? (Sun. 10/16/11):

Minimal impact is acting to live in harmony with the environment by leaving a place in the same shape or better than we found it.

On our camping trip, we can practice minimal impact skills by not littering, picking up trash that you just found at the campsite or on a hike for example. When in nature, don't pick wildflowers, move rocks, or disturb nature in any way because you may be interfering with a creature's house or food.

4. To Protect the Environment (Sun. 10/16/11):

We can use resources wisely and protect the environment at camp by conserving water. We can take short showers and turn off the water in between dishwashing. We can also reuse and recycle items during the campout whenever possible, like reusing a plastic bag that carried supplies as a trash bag later. We will also not burn trash as that is harmful for the environment.

5. An Outdoor Hobby (Sat. 10/29/11):

Today we went Geocaching - in the rain! We put on our raingear and set off to find some treasures! We left little army guys in the caches that we took prizes from.

6. Classifying Outdoor Objects: The Artist and The Scientist (Sat. 10/29/11):

We took samples of different objects and spent some time describing their size and shape, color and texture, and direction/in relation to. It was fun.

7. An Outdoor Career

8. What Do You See? (Sat. 10/29/11):

We played this game with the group. It was fun because we collected the items and hid them overnight without anyone seeing them. We took turns describing them and the others drew their interpretation of the description. We revealed the item and compared it with the drawings- it was fun. One object was an interesting looking acorn/nut that we dissected.

9. Take a Nature Hike! (Fri. 10/28/11):

It was cloudy tonight, but after the campfire we took our flashlights and went on a night hike! It was a fun adventure!

10. Outdoor Fun and Games

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