On Saturday OLEEP ventured out to the wilderness of Lincoln Woods. After a bit of a rowdy game of “Ye-Ha” we embarked out into the woods. We made three pit stops to discuss how much geology ROCKS!! The first stop we talked about the different types of rocks and how they form. We commandeered some samples from the geo department and broke out into small groups and hypothesized possible methods of formation. Our second stop was a trip back in time (several billions years in time!) where we outlined the relative timescale and attempted to put the history of earth on a calendar year to better understand the relative timescale. We also then acted out the various types of tectonic plate boundaries and then applied that knowledge to see how that directly related to the topography of our world. Finally, we broke up into four small groups and discussed the cultural and scientific relevance of geology in our modern day. We discussed natural resources, water stability, climate change and seismology!
George Washington Campground, Chepachet, RI
September 21 – 23, 2012: Our kick-off camping trip for the year. Ten mentors, 5 new and 5 returning, joined the community fellows, Aaron Reyes and Tanya Saxena, on our training trip to Chepachet, RI. We covered topics including Leave No Trace policies, facilitation, curriculum planning, and leadership styles. We had great meals (chili, cornbread, burritos, and GORP). We also played some great games like Zoo and Yee-Haw.
We are all super excited to meet our high school students soon and show them the great potential for OLEEP this year.
-Aaron Reyes ’13