ROOTS Day Trip To The Botanical Gardens & Escape Room!
ROOTS took a wonderful field trip to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.
The gardens allowed our youth to learn, wonder and experience plants from all over the world, as well as admire sculptures created by Maine artists.
They loved the reflexology portion of the 5 senses garden where they could get hands (and feet!) on, the children’s area where they could climb a tree house, row a boat, catch frogs and build fairy houses.
An afternoon picnic at Barret’s Park gave the students down time to explore on their own and just be themselves.
Finally, they ended the day at The Escape Room in Brunswick, where they worked in teams to solve clues and escape the rooms together.
Working as a team under pressure is a challenge in itself, but these kids were up for the challenge and completed their mission before the time was up.
ROOTS youth have also shared an ice cream social at school, a family dinner at Seeds, and a trip to GetAir in Portland. Time together outside of their day to day in school time allows for deeper relationships and better understanding of community.