Harris Lake & Museums: On January 26, 2008, Heritage Park enjoyed a brisk winter day learning about waterfowl at Harris Lake County Park. In the afternoon, we checked out Astronomy Days at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences as well as the African-American Cultural Celebration at the Museum of History. The kids got to see lots of cool stuff, plus make and launch bottle rockets!
Dead Broke Farm & Falls Lake: On February 16, 2008, Heritage Park went horseback riding for the first time. While many of us were nervous at the beginning of the ride and a few tears were shed, by the end the kids were acting like experts and couldn't stop talking about their horses and the experience. After the ride, we headed to Falls Lake for a late lunch and talk on the drought -- this was far less exciting! A great day was had by all.
NC Zoological Park in Asheboro: On April 26, 2008, Heritage Park headed out to see the furs, feathers, horns, and trunks at the Asheboro Zoo. We saw the puffins and polar bears from the Artic, all the way to the rhinos and baboons of the African plains. Everyone got to practice their animal photography along the way.
Raleigh Farmers Market, Chicken Tour & Lake Wheeler: On Saturday, May, 17th, 2008, Heritage Park learned about local eating by visiting the Raleigh Farmers Market and several backyard chicken coops as part of the annual Henside the Beltline Tour d'Coop. We spent the afternoon having a picnic and enjoying the natural beauty of Lake Wheeler.
Hanging Rock State Park: On July 12-13th, 2008, ten students from Heritage Park went on a camping trip to Hanging Rock. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful mountains, as we swam and canoed at the lake, hiked to waterfalls and amazing views, and relaxed around the camp fire.
Falls Lake: On Saturday, August 16th, 2008, Heritage Park cooled off in Beaver Dam with football, frisbees, and swimming. We also hiked along the lake, and attempted to skip some rocks.
Crowder District Park: On Saturday, September 13, 2008, Heritage Park enjoyed a warm, late summer day at Crowder District Park in Apex. We attended a program about the sport of falconry, strolled around the pond, played volleyball, and tried to guess different NC animals by playing "Wildlife 20 Questions." On our way back to Heritage, we cooled off with ice cream at the farmers market.
Medoc Mountain: The first trip with KIPPS Pride High and GPS was a success! On Saturday, October 4, 2008, both students and volunteers enjoyed a science-filled day at Medoc Mountain State Park where we learned about snakes, rocks and streams while hiking about 2 miles.
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