Monday 20 October 2014

The Surrey Nature Centre

Today we went on a field trip to the Surrey Nature Centre. However, before we left the school we wrote down some of our wonders about what we thought we might see there.

Then thanks to some awesome parent drivers we headed over to the Surrey Nature Centre where we were greeted by a forest fairy.

We met a forest fairy.

The forest fairy taught us a secret chant and call.  We tried the call and a bat came to visit us.

We learned about bats from the bat.
Then we tried the call again and then a raccoon came out to talk with us.

Mr. Racoon taught us about raccoons.

We then headed inside the building and learned a lot more about raccoons and bats. We played a game too.

The racoon and bat took us inside where we learned a lot more things about raccoons and bats. We also learned about other night animals. We played a mystery bag game too.

After we said our thank yous and goodbyes we headed outside to play a little game of Bat, Bat, Moth

We played a game called Bat, Bat, Moth. If you were a bat you had to close your eyes and try to find a moth to eat.
From there we walked to another section in the park.  We did our special chant again and an owl came out. He read us a little poem and taught us a lot more about owls.
The owl showed up his feathers. We heard them, and an eagle feather and heard how quiet owl feathers are.
We tried to turn our necks like an owl but we couldn't go nearly as far.
We helped build a nest for the owl.

This is the nest we build for the owl.

After we were finished building our nest and learning about owls we headed to the pumpkin field. Each of us picked our own pumpkin to take home.

In the end we visited a field with pumpkins and got to pick our own.

When we got back to school we created another padlet wall and shared some of the things we learned.  Here's our second padlet of the day.

Have you ever been to the Surrey Nature Centre? If you get a chance we recommend you go.

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