• cynthiamorissette

The World is Mud-Luscious

Good Morning Watershed Explorers,

I absolutely love this quote and it's super fitting for today with the rain, "The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful." - E.E. Cummings

I hope you will jump in a puddle today!

Many of you are probably too young to know who Calvin and Hobbes are, but if you have a chance to look at some of these old comics, they are great and many have an environmental theme which makes them even more awesome. I have included one below for your reading pleasure!

As always, this is my humble opinion, but I feel that if children and adults aren't getting outside at least once per day, they are not experiencing all that nature has to offer. Remember, there are so many easy ways to get out into nature, even if it's just for 10-15 minutes each day. The benefits are numerous and it is well worth the trip! So, I know it's raining, but get those raincoats and boots on and get out there to explore.

Thank you to the Anna McCabe 5th graders that are featured below for getting out to explore and complete some of the past Watershed Explorer blog challenges. You all rock! As always, I hope that these photos will encourage other Watershed Explorers to share their work too!

Sam drew a picture and then constructed this awesome fort!

Hope created this drawing of a boat, created the boat using natural materials, and then tested the boat in her sink! Will it float? Check out the video and find out!

Ella constructed this very intricate design and the boat floated perfectly! Fantastic!

Ryan created a beautifully designed boat.

I also wanted to share this great picture from Nyree at Oaklawn Elementary, her family went on a fishing adventure! Great job exploring!

I look forward to showcasing more Watershed Explorer work in upcoming posts. Please keep sending your photos, videos, and stories along. You are all amazing and your creativity is contagious and inspiring. I am so proud of you for getting outside!

Much love,

Mrs. Morissette