We got up early this morning and ventured out for an impressive field trip. We were invited on the Reality (purse seine fishing boat) to come along while they tested out some new equipment in the bay and fished a couple sets.
In the top house Keston and Jenson made notes in their captain's logs, which they made last week for our explorers study. We looked at navigation instruments and charts and watched cormorants perched nearby. I have this exact photo of Mady when she was three, at the captains wheel, when she and I went to Alaska on this boat.
Keston, the self-proclaimed "nature girl", worked hard to return all the tiny fish to the ocean when they came up in the net. She may have been administering mouth-to-mouth, I'm not sure. There was a lot of blowing.
We did some marine biology too, and some nature journaling. Don't worry, my little flounder friend was thrown back after the kids sketched. Also, you should know... it may look like I am bravely holding that fish, but there was shrieking involved.
So, not a bad way to accomplish our history, marine biology, nature journaling and sign language for the day. Thanks to my family for being willing to trip over us all day. :)