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June 14, 2017








Monday – Montrose


Sensory Awareness Games – practiced listening with “deer ears” and walking with “fox feet”


Leaf Scavenger Hunt – find two different kinds of leaves with your partner and bring to the circle


Opening Circle – Welcome, Story about Place, Leaf ID and discussion, Share your name and favorite animal, agreements


Play Game – Fishtails


Snack then Wander/Explore the Beach


Found the clay wall, collected clay to make art


Found artesian well, discussion about that


Animal Tracking – Bobcat or Fox?


Collected little crabs and made pools for them in the rocks


Swam in the bay – water games




More swimming and exploring


Made art out of clay


Wander back to boardwalk


Closing circle – highlights ​​



Tuesday – 17 Turtles Outfitters, Fairhope


Used nets to catch crabs and minnows off docks at 17 Turtles Outfitters


Opening Circle – Movement, Game, Tree-pose balance exercise, Sun Salutations, Gratitudes, Sensory Meditation


Play on the Beach – swimming, watching Great Blue Heron, Discussion about tides




Canoe orientation – split into paddling teams


Paddle down Fly Creek – practice communicating to steer together


Lunch on the creek bank


Paddle back to 17 Turtles


More play on the beach


“Otter Steals Fish” game – Sensory awareness game


Swimming, exploring


Closing Circle – Highlights

Wednesday – Montrose


Creek Exploration – Challenge to see how many critters you can find; caught tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders; saw spiders – one was actively building her web!


Experimented with redirecting flow of water with rocks and leaves


Built sand “city” complete with driftwood walls and a snack table


Made “frog” houses in the sand and decorated them with stones, pinecones, shells, and plants


Lunch and wildlife stories


Swimming, Water Games


Geology discussion


Closing Circle – Highlights, Stories



Thursday – Montrose


Opening Circle – Gratitudes, Yoga/Movement


Sensory awareness games – Practiced using our “owl eyes”, “deer ears”, and “fox feet”


Made fishing poles out of bamboo


More work on sand “city” – great team building. Worked together to divide different jobs.


Discovered and created a clay slide!

Seine Net, Cast Net – caught minnows, shrimp, and crabs!


Lunch under Magnolia trees


Observed Canada Geese and tried to get close to them


Found a dead stingray on the beach


Creek Exploration – found a different species of frog!


Closing Circle – Highlights of the day

Friday – Montrose


Opening Circle – Gratitudes, Sensory Meditation


Nature awareness games


Build a fire to fire our clay pots, practice starting fire with flint and steel, fire song


Seine Net, Cast Net – Caught minnows, shrimp, and crabs!


Worked on “Sand City”




Learned invisibility techniques and tried to find local fox kits


Sit Spot – quiet time to observe your surroundings


Creek Exploration – more salamanders and frogs


Closing Circle – Thank you and highlights of








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