Open Window School – Day 3
Trip Day: Day 3
Location: Stuart Island
Name(s): Open Window School
A soft overcast sky greeted the early morning campers on Stuart Island. The students are starting to move in anticipation of the morning routine. Tents and gear are getting packed without so much fuss, and the action around breakfast is a little less hectic.
It may not yet feel natural to wake up without light switches, microwaves, and commutes to school, but the students are starting to appreciate waking to the sounds of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.
Movements are not so rushed and distractions not so much a part of the minds. They spend a bit more time looking up and around. Someone once told me that birds sing to lift the minds of people. The students seem to be taking the time to listen.
Today was a day in which the boats took a long track to end up at Jones Island. Part of the day schedule was used to reach the facilities at Deer Harbor in order to take on fresh water and pump out the holding tanks. It translated to a day of ‘Belly Biology’ at the docks and provides a keen time for the students to pause and look deeper in the water to observe the ecology within view.