Field Trip Report

22 Oct

The best part of teaching is going on field trips. I do have to warn my students, however, that if cool birds are present, I may stop caring that they are there.  I gave my students permission to say, “Uh, Ms. Miller, please pay attention to me, now!”  Shortly after I took this picture, one of them said just that.  Kids are cute.

Birds at Wilder Ranch

But, pelicans are cuter!  🙂   And don’t get me started on cormorants!  🙂

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6 Responses to “Field Trip Report”

  1. Crafty Green Poet 22 October, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    the pelicans look very cute! Definitely cuter than kids!

  2. Miz S 23 October, 2008 at 2:13 am #

    Where were you? I wish I could take my students on cool field trips to the ocean.

  3. jayne 23 October, 2008 at 2:38 am #

    Oh, I LOVE that photo Liza! What a great field trip! Ms Miller is the bomb!

  4. Pam 23 October, 2008 at 4:06 am #

    What a great photo!

  5. Liza Lee Miller 23 October, 2008 at 5:23 am #

    This amazing field trip was to Wilder Ranch State Historic Park. It is an old farm with amazing historic buildings on it. In the late 70’s when it was for sale, the state purchased it. It sits on the coast just north of the city of Santa Cruz. It’s amazingly beautiful — goes from the farmland with its history out to the coast, along cliffs (that makes for good field trip fun!), and even down to a private beach with a sea cave. It’s pretty cool stuff. We did a 3 mile hike with a naturalist and then lunch on the lawn at the houses under amazing trees. And, then toured the buildings. Wrap it up with a visit to the gift shop and it is field trip heaven.

  6. robin andrea 23 October, 2008 at 6:33 am #

    We’ve been to Wilder many times, but never down to the private beach and cove. It’s a great bike ride from town, on the bike trail, and then great for day hikes.

    Hey, is it hot enough for you? Yikes. Yesterday it was even hot in Capitola right on the bay. Whew.

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