Last week Tim spent the school week in Truro. For those of you not familiar with Cape Cod, Truro on near the tip of the Cape. It is a fifth grade tradition to spend the week in Truro, at the National Seashore.
The National Environmental Education Development(NEED) Collaborative is a publicly-funded environmental science school, administered by the Dennis-Yarmouth, Harwich, and Falmouth school systems in partnership with the Cape Cod National Seashore. Created over thirty years ago to educate Cape Cod youth about their own unique environment, the Collaborative is a week-long residential school serving every fifth-grade class from the administering school districts throughout the school year. Located in the former Pamet Coast Guard Station on Ballston Beach in Truro, the director and a staff of naturalists teach a curriculum that emphasizes natural history, coastal ecology, and experiential education.
Tim left from school on Monday and returned on Friday. He told me that he had a wonderful time there and was quite sad to leave. I remember when Brittainy went in fifth grade. She wasn't as enthusiastic as Tim was. She doesn't like to admit it, but she missed her mom very much.
I gave Tim two disposable cameras to bring and here are a few of his pictures.
It was very quiet around here with him gone and nice to have him back home again.