Notes from Jan's Elephant Thoughts journal:
I have made it to Pictou Landing and we held our first day of Science Camp. We had 30+ very energetic kids from 7 - 14, most probably around 9 or 10. The electricity show went over great and I got to make their hair stand on end and light a light bulb on their heads! We made gummi worms, animal track casts and chromatography T-shirts. I am beat!!!!
Lana and I spent Friday night in Montreal and did a 12-hour drive on Saturday. We arrived here last night from Cascapédia St. Jules, Gaspé, Quebec - where we spent the night with friends and hosts Bob and Valerie Chaloux at their Bed & Breakfast Gite Chat-Loup. They have a 150 year old farm house that they have turned into a bed and breakfast. They were great hosts and we had a fantastic breakfast before heading on to Nova Scotia.
We are staying with a family for the week while we are here in Pictou Landing. The two girls are 9 and 12. Their mom Andrea is a counsellor at the school and arranged for the program. The whole area seems just like Nova Scotia should - little houses looking over the water - lobster traps piled by the driveway. There are beautiful old house in New Glasgow, close by, that seemed to be very inexpensive.
Jeremy arrives here tonight to help out with our first week and finish up our training. It is kind of neat to have 6 more weeks to fine tune things. A teacher usually only gets to do an activity once a year!
July 11, 2005