I hope to get back to reading and responding to Louv’s book this week. The Big Burn sidetracked me along with various other projects.
I am growing ever more convinced that providing outdoor experiences for kids is one of THE most important things we can do to help them as they grow up. That said, I’m happy to be starting Inner City Outings on March 26th with a trip to Picnic Point. We’ll be building a bonfire and cooking wieners. I’m going to ask the volunteers to let the kids start the fire. I’m not sure that this will work because of time factors and safety concerns, but I’m sure some of the older kids would love to learn this skill.
The weather here has been very warm for March, so I’m hoping this holds. It’s not likely, but it’s possible. Today was exceptional and in the 50s. I used it to rake my yard and survey the flower garden. My crocuses are already up and blooming. They are such a welcome sight.
Well, tomorrow is an early release day at Goodman Center so we’ll have kids from 10:30 on. We’re going to the zoo and building spaghetti towers. The weather is going to be nice, so it will be a fun day. I’d better get some rest.