Today as the sun peeked out this first day of Spring for a brief visit my son and I went to a nearby park. I told him "lets each take 5 pictures with our camera of things that are interesting to us". "It could be birds, flowers, signs, or whatever you see that you really like". It was fun to find out what is of importance visually to some and not to another. (I let him use the camera as he is 9 and comfortable with it but please assist if necessary with the buttons, depending on your type of camera and age appropriateness). We hope to do this project again soon as the weather took a sad turn while we were out but we did get a few photos to share. We hope this photography adventure is a fun project for you and your family whether you home school your children (as I do) or do as an after school (public or private school) excursion on a weekday or weekend. My son really liked the1st picture above of the actual 1901 Engine used for logging in Seattle. I liked the picture with my son and the unique way the trees grew out all curvy. Keep it simple and enjoy the time together!
We also made a Birdwatching project out of this adventure as well and logged several bird species we found on the path. To learn more about a fun Bird Cornell Lab of Ornithology citizen science project check this site out to sign up as we did and you will receive a fun packet in the mail with information to collect your area bird data and some freebies (while supplies available). Celebrate Urban Birds