Mom dragged me out of bed in the dark. We drove 3 hours to get to the 9am class in Gainesville. I talked and talked for the first hour and then zonked out mid sentence.
We had some cool classes with University of Florida professors and grad-students. I really liked the “What is a leaf?” class.
We learned about compasses and had to mark pace and direction.
In our downtime we shoulder surfed as a friend played Minecraft on his Mom’s phone.
We stuck cicada exoskeletons all over the adults.
We tried to stay serious after a 8 hour day of classes and programs.
We all survived to the end, well most of us!
I am really looking forward to the Forest Ecology Contest this year.