Today students at PS1 took a field trip to REI’s Denver flagship store to learn about the various items they need to bring on our first camping trip. Each team of students was responsible for learning about different gear:clothing, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, food and cooking, and footwear. Based on our upcoming trip to Golden Gate Canyon State Park, they interviewed an REI specialist as to what they should bring, and then reported back to our group. We learned a ton, including why not to bring our favorite cotton hooded sweatshirt, what the temperature rating on a sleeping bag means, why we need a sleeping pad, and how in the world we are going to fit all the stuff we need in a backpack!
D’Razane trying out a sleeping pad