After Gratitude Circle, we went to GT to see what new clues or map pieces she might have left for us. We got the last piece of the Great Map! We also got the key to the West. It didn't have any markings on it like the other keys. When we put the Great Map together it had a riddle in the middle which we had to solve to know where to go for the Beaver King's Flute. After hiking and searching we located a huge Treasure Chest with a lock on it. The Guardian Guild had to figure out how to open the lock to get to the Beaver King's Flute. After a couple tries they got it and to our surprise there was a small Beaver Flute for each Guardian to play and lift the Winter King's spell. I played the larger Beaver King's Flute with them and we lifted the Winter King's spell and restored balance to nature.
Then we practiced the play they wrote, produced and directed and went to the white house to learn about native trees and plants. We talked about how to identify various common trees and plants here in Northeast Georgia. We also talked about their importance to woodland critters and humans. Did you know every part of the dandelion is edible and was used as medicine by Native Americans for upset stomach as well as other ailments? Then we went on a scavenger hunt to find the trees and plants we had just learned about. We also looked at how much our Mycelium projects had grown (check them out in the pic below). Afterwards, we ate lunch and went to the "waterfall" creek. We saw a water snake chasing a 4 inch fish, played and explored. Then we went back and practiced our play one more time before performing it for family and friends.