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UP Activity: More Wilderness and A Campfire

I was looking around for more Up related activities and came across another adventure fit for a Wilderness Explorer.

While we were at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, we saw a flyer for Who-oo’s at the Campfire?, a program where kids learn about owls around the campfire. Sounded pretty awesome, so the next night, Luke and I headed back to experience the Nature Center at night.

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We actually ended up going into a classroom to learn about owls before we went outside. I was worried Luke wouldn’t like sitting there being lectured to, but just as I leaned over to ask if he was bored, he said “This is really fun!” He thought the teacher was great. She was really entertaining and even I learned a lot.

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She showed up an owl skull, a wing, a talon and a bunch of different species of owls that were stuffed and displayed around the building.

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Then it was time to head out to the campfire. Luke was very excited he got to use a flashlight.

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We sat around the fire, where to teacher told us a story adapted from Native American folklore about how the owl was created. It was pretty funny.
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After the story, it was time for s’mores! It was pretty fun roasting our own marshmallows.

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It was even more fun to eat them!

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Luke had a great time and wants to take Dad and Scarlett with us next time.

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He is a proud owl expert!