Back in October our nature club had a great time learning about tree bark on our outing to Lake Blalock. They made bark rubbings from a variety of trees and compared the bark from each type. This lead to interesting conversations about why bark differs on different species of trees. It also led to discussing how bark on the same species of tree differs with its age.
After our bark discussion, it was time to make nature mandalas. It was boys against girls in this endeavor.
The girls designed an owl and used various twigs, leaves, and seed pods in their quest.
The boys design was geometrical and used sticks and pine cones. They had a great time and learned a great deal about team work.