On September 20th, Katherine Dickson and her family gave 4th graders from Roscoe, Highland, and Blackwell, the opportunity to participate in HMI’s Kids On the Land program at their 69 Ranch near Maryneal, Texas.
The program at the 69 Ranch was called NCI-Nolan County Investigation. Students began the day by creating a timeline of historical events of Nolan County and the Rolling Plains eco-region. The time line took the students from 10,000 years ago to the present. The rest of the day was spent in different activities that included: learning about native plants on the walking trail along the head waters of Sweetwater Creek; making wildflower seed balls after learning how nature disperses seeds; creating Native American talking sticks; and doing the work of a naturalist by creating nature journals.
You can find out more about the event in this article from the Sweetwater Reporter. If you’d like to find out how you can implement Kids on the Land in your area, please can contact us or download our free program guides.