Maple syrup lovin', tree huggin', face paintin' relocated Québécoise who is VERY serious about having fun
Posted - 12/10/2007 : 11:38 AM
Why not turn this question around and ask these kids why they think people backpack? That could be a good way to engage them in the discussion so they also feel like they can contribute to something. Of course there is nothing wrong with coming up with the info you gatherered from asking people around. Could be done after the kids have come up with their own answers. You'd be amazed at how many great ideas they can have.
High River, (just south of Calgary eh!), Alberta Canada
Posted - 12/10/2007 : 7:15 PM
Thanks again for your input everyone. I did the presentation on Saturday and it went pretty well. I just incorporated some of these ideas into the intro which was a selection of photos chosen to blend with whatever point I was making and then I presented photos of a series of hikes they could do (working up from easy to harder trips). They came away impressed with the variety of things they could see (in particular Zion NP) and they had some questions but due to time constraints I didn't want to spend too much time talking at the outset ... they get enough of that in school.