Our 6th grade students headed to the Schoodic Institute in Acadia Maine, for their Earth Science Field Trip. They are led by Greg Dancer and accompanied by Bridgette Klefeker, and a wonderful team of parent chaperones. Here is an excerpt from their first day summary:
"We had quite the fun day of travel today.. We had a nice lunch together at a local pizza place in Augusta that was pleasantly surprised to see 26 hungry customers walk through its doors :) We arrived under gray skies at Acadia, so our grill-out dinner was a 'grill-in' (they grilled burgers and hot dogs and then served them to us inside)... we were skeptical that we would be able to get outside to stargaze after her astronomy presentation this evening. But God works in mysterious ways. We spent time in a classroom learning about constellations and star maps, and we thought that was going to be it for the day. Then one of our chaperones, Jason Moreau, checked outside and came back with news that the sky was mostly clear!! It was like a curtain had been pulled back, and the clouds had dispersed, and.. we were able to see a crystal clear Big Dipper. And on the field itself, our group of antsy 6th graders were suddenly quiet, awed by the sweeping arc of the Milky Way across the night sky...For a few miraculous moments, it took our breath away."