Madrona's Outing to UW Waterfront Activities Center and Arboretum

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Team:
Madrona Elementary
Date:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Trip Types:
Canoeing, Educational, Hiking
Plan:
8:15am Meet with leaders at Cupcake Royale
8:45am Kids start arriving, gear up, go over ground rules
9:00am Depart for University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center, have morning snack enroute
9:30am Arrive at UW WAC 3710 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98195, get geared up, put personal flotation devices on, discuss best practices, review canoe etiquette, leave-no-trace, and plan of the day
10:30am Paddle around Union Bay just East of Husky Stadium (2 kids, 1 adult per canoe as long as one kid is >90 lbs)
11:30am Head back to WAC
12:30pm Lunch break
1:15pm Depart for Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, 98112
1:30 Arrive at Arboretum and receive Explorer Pack (Marsh Madness). (need to reserve and pick up the Explorer Pack from the folks at the UW arboretum https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/youth-family/self-guided-adventures/)
3:00pm Depart for Madrona, have snacks enroute
3:30pm Arrive at Madrona, parents pick up students, drivers return vans to Enterprise
Report:
Always a fun trip for the students. They love being out on the canoes and exploring arboretum marsh with their "Marsh Madness" pack. Angie brought a PNW plant book to let students identify trees in the arboretum and a sun photo print set for them to create shadow images with plants they had found. School leader thought we the lower attendance might have been due to end of school year and not enough time to see all of his students with permission slips (2 weeks to cycle through all). Turned out to be great sunny weather though and 5 students had a great time exploring together!
Suggestions:
Note permission slips 2 weeks minimum for school leader to see all classes and more time better.