Summer 2011: Week 4 – Massive Mammals and Local Predators!

With the fires burning all over the southwest, we had to get more and more creative with our choice of locations.  The National Forest was closed and so we were forced to find some great new destinations!

We found a great place for exploration and a great source of clay in Galisteo.  There was water to cool off in and most kids spent time making a clay creature, bowl, or object with clay we found by the river.

Our plans to go to Bandelier were changed with the fire burning in in the Park, so we headed to Pecos for an amazing day at the National Monument there.  Everyone had a chance to climb down into a Kiva, and learn a little Civil War history during a short movie telling us the history of the place.

Everyone was happy to return to Las Golondrinas for more games, history, and nature study by the pond.

Thursday at Base camp we were fortunate to have a visit from New Mexico Game a Fish and their incredible collection of pelts and skulls.  What a great way to end our week of learning about our local mammals and predators!

For more images from Week 4 go to the web gallery here!

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