Wetlands Field Trip

One of the teachers from the homeschool co-op we attend arranged for us to take a trip and plant wetland plants at the Hermitage Museum. It was exciting to be a part of their Wetlands Restoration Project.
This was our first time visiting Hermitage, and I think we will go back. It’s free to tour the grounds, but you need a to pay to visit the museum, which was once a house to the Sloane Family in the early 20th century.

I believe we were the first homeschool group to help with the wetlands project, nice huh?
I put plastic bags on the girls feet since we didn’t have the right kind of boots for this trip. Turns out some of my friends ended up needing some too!

They broke the kids up into 2-3 different groups so that everyone had a turn to plant their plants. Younger kids first…

After the kids were done planting they took us on a tour of the grounds. Showing us what the plants that were planted will look like in about 5 years. 

This is a really beautiful place. So many homes right on the water, all the flowers, trees, ducks, and of course, the wetlands. I wonder what the place looked like all those years ago when the Sloane Family first lived there.

Across the big field the kids found a woodsy cut out to explore.

 The Hermitage is now on our must see list of places to visit again this year. I’m looking forward to touring the museum portion next time.

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