Wildlife refuge at Georgia Southern

Our crazy rv adventure has sent us into overdrive and with all of our packing, moving, deciding what to get rid of and what to keep we still managed to take a field trip to Wildlife refuge at Georgia Southern. We got to learn about different habitats, touch creepy crawly snakes, see birds fly and spend time with our homeschool friends.

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Our guide at the Wildlife refuge at Georgia Southern started the kids off by talking about the three different habitats where animals live.  The kids were broken up into groups and given a clip board to mark where each animal might live. Next we went into a classroom where our guide talked about all kinds of snakes, roaches, and rats.  We got to touch a bumpy toad, Eastern hog snake, corn snake, eastern king snake, and a rat (yuck!).  Our guide went over different characteristics of each animal.

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Next we went outside to a nature walk and stopped at each bird that the center was taking care of.  Our guide talked about each bird, their habitat, eating habits, how big they might get, how they take care of each bird, and why the bird came to the center (broken arm, etc).  The kids were able to ask more questions like: How big are the babies when they are born, how fast can they fly, what is their wing span, how many babies does the mommy have at one time, and tons more. We also got to measure their wing span and see what bird you might be. Munchy was a Red Tail Hawk, Huggs was a Barn Owl and Sugar was a Snowy Owl.

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The last thing we got to do was watch the flight show.  They brought out each bird and let them fly above our head. They got so close sometimes that their wings and feet would touch the tops of our heads.  The kids and parents loved the show and the birds really got low and started showing off for us.  One really smart Hawk figured out that if he just jumped down he could jump right back on the trainer and not have to fly to get his treat.

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We finished our day by going to one of our favorite spots, the botanical gardens. This time we got to each lunch in the old school-house and play cops and robbers in the hay barn.  On the way home we stopped to look at the cotton and each girl took a small bloom that had fallen on the ground.  After we got home we took the girls to Oatland Island for their Halloween trail for some much-needed trick or treating.

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.