Homeschooling Field Trip to Kiptopeke State Park
My family will be moving overseas to Naples, Italy. In the mean-time, I have decided to homeschool our children to bridge the gap between duty stations. Our family uses “Torchlight” curriculum for our homeschooling adventures. Torchlight is a secular curriculum that is based on literature. Our curriculum suggests field trips once a week. Here are a few pictures and some information about our recent field trip to Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles, VA.
We didn’t “plan” our field trip. My husband and I woke up, googled “kid-friendly hikes near me” and Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles VA popped up in the results. I must say, this park is fantastic! It has a little of everything. The wooden trails and gravel paths are well-kept and perfect for hiking with children. It’s very kid-friendly! In addition to hiking trails, there is camping, bird observatory decks, a large playground, and a beachfront! A day pass to the park is only $7 and there are modern and clean bathroom facilities.
While the kids are learning about colors and textures found in nature I’m taking photographs! I brought one of my more versatile lenses, the Sigma Art 24-105 mm f/4.0. The wide-angle and the ability to zoom is great for following my family around Kiptopeke State Park on a beautiful day.
The images turned out really good! As you can see there was a lot to look at! I really enjoyed editing these images; the colors just pop! Ordinary things in nature can really look extraordinary when captured with the right light; even the bugs.
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