On Saturday, Annette, Melanie and I went to a conference about natural playground environments. It was at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City – a very beautiful place. The first part of the day was inside, listening to presentations and discussing topics. The second half of the day was spent OUTSIDE in the FREEZING COLD going on WALKS in NATURE. BRRRRRRR!!!!! I whined pretty much the whole time, but there was one very cool part. Our second hike was a Silent Walk, where we walked without talking through the woods and down to a frozen creek. The ice was about an inch and a half thick, so it was cool to stand on it and see stuff moving underneath
By the way, the last part of our hikes was supposed to be finding a tree, getting to know it, and perhaps move our bodies in ways that represented the tree. We skipped out at that point.