Experiencing God through science, while exploring the earth and world around us, was the topic of this week's Encounter. Join us as we recap the journey taken each day by the students as they get "Hands-On" with God's creation.
DAY 1: The students and staff volunteered their morning helping Olympia Parks and Recreation by pulling invasive ivy in Priest Point Park. After eating lunch, they did a nature exploration walk through the park and along the Puget Sound. A busy and exhaustive day was had by all!
DAY 2: The Reptile Man was our special guest for the afternoon. The students thoroughly loved the reptilian experience and education brought to their door!
DAY 3: Not only did a day at the Zoo with perfect weather make a great field trip, but each class participated in an education program hosted by zoo staff. K-2 grades learned about the Asian forest,
3-5 enjoyed exciting adventures with sharks, and grades 6-10 learned more about animal conservation and preservation.
Day 4: What lies beneath our Puget Sound waters? How awesome is God's creation? Just at our fingertips, yet hardly ever seen...Tolmie State Park provided a wonderful muddy exploration as the students got up close and personal digging through the muck and seaweed. Many discoveries were made of what lurked beyond their line of sight.
DAY 5: A day at home base proved to be just as interesting as the off-campus field trips. The 9-10th class prepared various experiment stations for the rest of the students to attempt and apply. Among some of the stations were a squid dissection and making goo.
"For every animal of the forest is mine,
and the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird in the mountains,
and the creatures of the field are mine."