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April 14, 2012
YAC Hubbard Hunt

YAC had a beautiful spring morning -- warm temperatures, clear blue skies, spring flowers -- for the Hubbard Hunt. We all gathered at the pond by the entrance off Spring Street, kids hoping in vain to see some early-bird spring peepers in the sandy area where the stream tumbles down the hill into the pool. After greetings, we split into two activity groups to work together, observe nature and become familiar with park features. Smaller kids (0-3 years old) did a scavenger hunt, searching for and gathering natural items such as pine cones, reeds, and feathers and checking them off on their list. Older kids (4-7) did a treasure hunt, following clues and earning stamps on their forms to lead them through the park, past the ball fields, shelters, and paths.

There were 46 people on this trip!

Michael Wetherell

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Reading the next scavenger hunt clue. (Photo by Mike Wetherell )
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Small kids and parents gathering natural items. (Photo by Mike Wetherell )
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Taking a snack break at the new shelter in the middle of the Hunt. (Photo by Mike Wetherell )
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Exploring water's edge at the frog pond in Hubbard Park. (Photo by Donald DeVoil )
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