i recently went on a field trip with my son's class to a local nature center. the kids participated in a study of a pond and of marshland. they really enjoyed themselves and i did too! it made me long for the days i taught nature programs at our local watershed conservancy.
anyway - at the end of the trip the weather turned hot and humid. the kids were complaining of the heat (but honestly i think they were just DONE with the day) and we were trying to get get them through one last activity before we called it a day. while they tried hard to concentrate on their leader - off to our left we heard quite a commotion in the creek. these two geese were really enjoying themselves in the water and we couldn't help but watch them a bit. they reminded us that soon we too would be cooling off in the water.
as for the bear? no - there the kids did not see a bear at the nature center. this bear appeared days later. there he is - our cub scout graduated from the wolves to the bears.