Week Two’s theme was Minnesota Wild

This week our Middle Schoolers learned all about the wildlife of Minnesota! Monday they had a visit from our staffer Len to learn about digital nature photography. Ask our students how many elements of composition they remember! Tuesday they had another visit from Steve Birth in their series on electricity and inventions.

Photos taken by the middle schoolers

The Elementary group spent this week learning all about the wildlife in our home of Minnesota! Our daily choice time included lots of coloring and reading options all about loons, moose, and black bears. We enjoyed a visit from the Ney Nature Center who taught us all about animal and insect identification and even brought real animal furs to touch! We also took walking field trips to the Midtown Global Market and Pow Wow Grounds, where we learned about Minnesota’s most famous plant–wild rice.

On Friday all of our students went canoeing, fishing, and made s’mores over a real fire at the Fort Snelling State Park with Wilderness Inquiry!

Students going canoeing on the Wilderness Inquiry field trip

Stay tuned to see what we did during Week 3 of camp! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see more photos from Genius Labs.