Schmitz Park Elementary (trip #3) Day 1+2

Trip Day: Day 2

Location: San Juan Islands

Name(s): Schmitz Park Elementary

School/Grade: 5

The group is on an adventure to sample the marine water in an attempt to find a relationship between pH and zooplankton.

At the end of day 1, the students found themselves on Orcas Island after traversing the San Juan archipelago from Anacortes. Along the way they have had plenty of time to test their skills at line handling, navigation and deploying science equipment.

All the way to Orcas Island

All the way to Orcas Island

The evening was filled with charades around the campfire chased by s’mores and good times.

The plan for the next day was to decide on whether their day of water sampling would take them to Cyprus or James Island. Such are the decision when you are guided in part by the way the wind blows.

Line handling ... with encouragement

Line handling … with encouragement

Master of the bowline knot

Master of the bowline knot

A figure eight with authority

A figure eight with authority

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