This is an essay by Emma Golden. She was in our Little Turtles class and now is in Curious Otters. The essay won 3rd place for the K-2nd grade range in a city-wide Eco-Hero writing contest!
Why I Love Curious Otters
I love being outside so naturally I love my program called Curious Otters. It is mostly learning outdoor skills like building fires, and learning about plant and animal ways. Monique and Kevin, the instructors, are great. So, in my perspective they are eco heroes. I just love Curious Otters. I also like the people that go to it. We do some funny stuff. One time we went to Griffy Lake. Me and my friend were the boot savers when a couple of people got stuck in the mud. We saw a mother goose, and we were smashing cattails. We have so much fun at Curious Otters! We also learn things, like carving and fire building. Those things are my favorite. We also find Bud Buddys. Wondering what Bud Buddys are? Well, they are a bush or tree that you have seen a bud on. You have to remember which tree or bush you picked and notice the changes. Another thing we do is find Secret Spots. I am assuming you want to know what a Secret Spot is. It is a spot that you sit at and be very quiet and you watch the plants and animals. We also play games. One of the games is called "Flash Flood". In this game you have to get off the ground when one of the instructors yell "Flash Flood"! It doesn't matter if you are two inches off the ground it sill counts. Being in Curious Otters really helped me to discover what I love to do -being outdoors. It also gave me the chance to make new friends. I hope that nature will always be a part of my life. That is why I love Curious Otters.