Green Point Biodiversity Park

Posted by on February 9, 2013

 

Cape Explorers, wasn’t it fun to kick off our year yesterday with a visit to the Green Point Biodiversity Park? Having learnt all about the history of the Green Point Common in your Living Letter, didn’t you enjoy seeing just how the city has worked so hard to create a beautiful asset to Cape Town where the Common used to be? I enjoy the park so much every time I go!

I was delighted to meet all 33 of you there, and it was such a lovely hot summer’s day (in spite of that chill in the beginning!). You listened so well to the instructions for the day, waiting patiently for your group to be released onto your first trail…

And although not everyone remembered to bring a pencil, we managed so well! Great sharing Cape Explorers! You enjoyed your little books, reading through them carefully to see what was being asked of you…

And then off we set! It was fun reading the signs and answering the questions – even I gleaned some new things!

 

I loved watching you work as a team in your groups, helping one another to read, to write and to figure out the answers. I loved watching some of you persevere and achieve something new today – I am so proud of you!

 

A pensive look at the start…

 

And a delighted (relieved/frustrated?!)  look at the end!

 

 

I loved how the Younger Explorers eagerly completed their books, and how much fun they had along the way…

 

 

I also learnt that I need to word questions a little more carefully – counting the square paving blocks along the stepping stone bridge can mean so many things! Your answers ranged from 13 to 45 (which is what I was expecting!) to a whopping 299!

 

 

We all loved feeling that soft grass, and some of you wanted to stay there all day!

 

 

Thankfully we could quench our thirst at the fountains dotted around the park…

 

 

I loved hearing about your highlights at the end of the day- for so many of you it was counting all these wire creatures along the Biodiversity Trail…

Cape Explorers, I was so amazed, and thankful, that you had learned so much. We all left the Park richer than when we arrived, and I am so looking forward to this year with you.

Here’s to a great 2013!

 

 

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