Growing up in Garrison myself, I've always loved exploring local trails in the woods. When Forest Fridays started up this past fall, I jumped at the chance to take the kindergarten children on their first official trip there. On our first visit in mid-October, we went for a walk to observe all the different things around us (colors, sounds, textures, types of leaves, etc.). We also brought Mrs. VanDekker with us and did a mindfulness/listening activity. The children had so much fun that we went up a second time that same month.
Photos © 2015 Stacy Ricci