We joined some fellow homeschooler's for an aquatic program at a local state park to determine how healthy the education pond was. The student's handled a d nets and seine nets to capture what type of animal life lived in the pond. Would add that the kids had loads of fun dipping the nets in and scraping the bottom of the pond in their water boots. The nets were brought onto land and carefully picked through for any signs of life and if found- they were placed in small plastic tubs for identification. The most common animal found - mayflies- which tolerate very little pollution- giving us a pretty good indication that the pond was quite healthy. Also found- dragonfly larvae, minnows and tadpoles. Lauren knew before going that she would be able to get wet and muddy and wore clothes to do so. However, she declined to get in the water-unusual for her since she loves getting dirty at home-even had a towel and a change of clothes- still no going in for her- she spent her time helping to identify the specimens , looking for crayfish holes and watching different bees buzzing around.
I am a married stay at home mother of one daughter- Lauren. We live in central Arkansas just out of city limits-hence the blog title outer limits. Prior to staying home - I was an educator in both private and public schools and currently home school our daughter. My interests include sewing, reading, old movies and fitness.