Saturday, February 16th, ten Manchester high school students braved the early morning snow to come out to Bear Brook State Park for a day of hiking and environmental education.
We started out the morning with some fun games that ended with our first safety stretch circle of the 2013 season.
Caleb Savage and Emily Barry, two of our interpreter interns at Bear Brook, took us all on a wonderful morning hike, during which we learned a little bit about the history of Spruce Pond camp and the landscape.
After taking a break for lunch and filling up on food and warm drinks, we headed back out for an afternoon hike led by Steven Gang and Nicole Juppe, two more of our interpreter interns. On this hike, we all got to explore Bear Brook a little further and learn how to identify trees in the area and appreciate the sights and sounds of Bear Brook.
We finished off the day with a nice campfire. Everyone had a chance to roast some marshmallows and drink some hot chocolate. Saturday was full of laughs and fun games and we are really excited about the upcoming season.