Our first field trip this year was out to Julian, CA to pick apples. We teamed up with Smith Academy and Estes Academy (aka the Smith family and Estes family) and worked on apple lapbooks before and after our trip to the orchard.
This picture just about sums up our 3. We were a little excited.
The owner of Raven Hills Orchards was a bit of a riot. Irish (I believe from the accent), looked a tad like Mel Gibson, and so very very passionate about apples! He gave a nice little lesson about the life cycle of the orchard and then let us loose. There were golden delicious, empire, jonathan, and fuji apples to choose from as you strolled down the isles.
Taste test was required