It came and went in the blink of an eye. Audubon Camp is one of my highlights of every year. A camp dedicated to teaching 11- and 12-year-olds about the wonders of nature in the middle of the Ouachitas during summer might not sound like the best deal for a summer job, but I've got to tell you, it is.
For two weeks I taught Aquatic Biology, my personal favorite course from when I was a camper there. My kids caught plankton, saw them under the microscope, seined for fish and other lake creatures, found benthic macroinvertebrates, and *hopefully* had a lot of fun.
"What are all of those big ol' words?" you may ask. Well, let me give you a mini-rundown of the class.
Speaking of my second week co-teacher, here is probably the best picture I got of him in those two weeks. He's got a gorgeous camera that he used to capture all sorts of animals, from birds in their bird nests to the teeny Ouachita Dusky Salamander, which you'll only find down in the Ouachitas.
This was taken during a bird walk the morning I decided to see at least 100 different birds in one year. It's not a "big year" but I figure I'd like to get to know my birds before I undertake something so amazing.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
It happened one night. I was at the market and suddenly a big-time movie producer "discovered me."
Just kidding, I saw an article about how a movie needed extras to be football fans and I thought, okay, that's an easy enough way to cross off "be in a movie" from my bucket list.
So the next day, Caleb and I walked down to the stadium at 9 in the morning.
After receiving props, we were sent back to our holding area until noon, at which point we were filtered in a very small section of stadium seats. We cheered and cheered (without a sound) for a good hour. I doubt Caleb and I will be very noticeable, as we were on the edge of the seating.
It was worth it, and was slightly fun, when we weren't waiting for 3 hours to actually do something.