Earlier this month the Kennedy Action Center students took a field trip to the Teddy Bear Factory in Chelsea, which included a factory tour and chance to build their own Michigan-made teddy bear.
After that the group loaded the bus and drove to Horse’ N Around Stables for an hour-long trail ride.
Out of the 18 students that attended, only three had ever been on a horse before, and only one had ridden on a trail.
Overall it was a great experience. Horse’ N Around stables is unique because it is a rescue for horses.
More recently the group went to Oakwood Metro Parks with Riverside Kayak Connections and had instruction and an hour-long kayak trip on the river.
Only a few students had ever been in a kayak, and one student in particular was such a natural that they suggested he apply for a tour guide position!
Oakwood Metro Parks Nature Center gave the students a hand’s on experience and allowed them to hold the snakes that they have on location. We had a few brave students who jumped at the chance!
More photos of the trip will be posted in upcoming blogs ...