After co-op this week we drove to the beach to enjoy and beautiful day and explore our beautiful area! The next day we participated in our local homeschool association Sports Day event. E was worn out after all the running, hopping, obstacle course running and swimming at the end! As the end of the week approached we joined friends for a field trip to a local animal shelter. E saw the rooms where the animals were kept.The girls met a couple of volunteers who come to walk the dogs…And enjoyed some petting time with a friendly cat.She practised her interview skills by asking the receptionist some questions about the shelter and how it operates. At the end of the day she wrote a detailed journal entry about her experience:We finished off our day with a trip to a local berry farm and a walk through their beautiful sitting garden.As we explored the garden we saw these bees hard at work and discussed their important role in our farm ecology and their current threatened status. We talked about the possible outcomes if we don’t protect our bees and made sure to give them wide berth so they can continue their vital pollination work!