I mean work and flow­ers. Def­i­nite­ly in that order. To work on the super-secret, super-awe­some soc­cer ball project, I got to tag along on the practicum vis­it of a cou­ple of trainees in the nat­ur­al resource man­age­ment pro­gram. The vis­it was to the Bosque La Pri­mav­era in Guadala­jara, and it was def­i­nite­ly worth a sec­ond vis­it. I was there in March, but now, after the rainy sea­son and a large fire, the wild­flow­ers are pret­ty amaz­ing. I also helped out a bit with the Volunteer’s eco-club.

After the chaos I caused with the soc­cer balls, it was the least I could do. I’m get­ting real­ly good at dis­rupt­ing edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties all over Mex­i­co. The day’s eco-club activ­i­ty was “explod­ing” vol­ca­noes. The kids had made vol­cano mod­els and every­one had fun mak­ing them erupt with the spe­cial dish soap, food col­or­ing, bak­ing soda, and vine­gar lava recipe. Also includ­ed are the first pic­tures from the soc­cer ball project. Just a sneak peek for now. Stay tuned — only 2 more deliv­er­ies to go.

I’m a bit tired today, so I’m short on cap­tions. Most of the pic­tures are self-explana­to­ry.

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The steam­ing riv­er in the Bosque

There was a hill­side full of hum­ming­birds too. It was awe­some.

I wish I could say that this was my pic­ture or my idea.

Eco-club vol­ca­noes

DIY erup­tions were a big hit with the kids

Help­ing out with the eco-club.

A first peek at the soc­cer ball project.

Work­ing on the soc­cer ball project.

Look at these kick-ass girls. One of the rea­sons I love this project.

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