Last week our Cross Country team participated in a meet on a gorgeous fall day. On days like that we plan activities for students who aren't on the team, to make the time their peers were off running into a meaningful day for them as well.
A bus took students and teachers to Edwards Gardens for a day of nature observation and sketching. We started with a splendid hike and scavenger hunt, searching for specific native plants as well as invasive species, learning the significance of the many trees and plants that grow in Toronto's ravines and parks. We explored the creek and gardens, the fields and woods.
Before we headed back to school, students pulled out their sketchbooks and spent a relaxed hour sketching the scenery, including the beautiful gardens. What a day we had!