In January of 2018 we began teaching a National Park class at Davis Middle School in San Antonio, TX. This is the first of its kind. National Park classes have been taught at the university/collegiate level, but teaching in a classroom at a grade school level is a first. It is exciting watching these youngster learn about something totally foreign to them. These middle schoolers now have more knowledge about national parks compared to the majority of Americans...how cool is that?
Some of the information the children learned:
How many national parks are there?
When was the first national parks created?
Why were the national parks created?
Who can create a national park?
and much more.
May 26, 2018
This was our first national park trip.
We headed to Padre Island National Seashore, near Corpus Christi, TX.
The kids had conversations with park rangers. They were able to ask questions about Padre Island National Seashore.
The kids completed a service project. We spent time helping to clean the beach. This is a never ending task and the people at Padre Island National Seashore we very grateful for our efforts.
Of course the children had ample time to play on the beach in the sand and in the water.