How many American elementary school teachers can say they went to an Indian jungle with their students? I’m probably among a select few.While teaching 5th graders at a Bangalore international school, I accompanied my students to the Kabini River Lodge for a three day outdoor education excursion. (see photo gallery for additional pictures)
My boatload of students drifted close to the shoreline and the above elephant was getting ready to charge toward us just as the driver turned on the engine.
Staying at this former hunting lodge for the maharajah of Mysore was a true delight. I’ll never forget the multiple safaris,both land and water, or the trip to the local dam (see below). We were treated to buffet meals that offered both Indian and continental cuisine and nightly bonfires where different groups of students performed skits and songs.
Fellow educators- can you share any memorable field trips? I’d love to hear from you.
The memoir was a finalist in the Travel category for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the 2013 International Book Awards, and the 2013 National Indie Book Excellence Awards.