Another adult leader has found some really great resources on the University of Wisconsin Extension website with information about wetland monitoring. Here is the link if anyone is interested: http://wetlandmonitoring.uwex.edu/. Big Belching Bog, a children's book by Phyllis Root, was another resource mentioned. The adult leader used this book as a "warm-up" but it generated 30 minutes of discussion. Fortunately there was time for this unexpected discussion because this group meets from 9:00-2:00. She scheduled fewer, but longer meetings as compared to last year, and has found it to be effective. There's less rushing around and more time for observing, exploring, and discussion. Each group in this project is unique, and it isn't always possible, but it seems like longer meetings make for a more relaxing experience for both the youth and the adult leader.
The next conference call will take place on Tues., July 23 at 9:30 a.m. central time. We would love to hear how things are going in your club, and share ideas or brainstorm if you're having any issues or concerns. The call in number is 1-424-203-8400 and the passcode is 645698#.
Driven to Discover project team member