Kassam rockets at the Sderot Police Department

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Kibbutz Nir-Am Field Trip
along with other members of the Regional Council

field trip
Students, teachers, and parents from Kibbutz Nir-Am and other kibbutzim from the Regional Council took a field trip in early March.
One of the purposes was to acquaint students with the procedures of archaeology, in addition to exploring the area.

field trip
field trip
A big difference between Israeli and United States cultures is the Israeli involvement of fathers,
much higher than the average of a few minutes a day of "quality time" spent with their children by US dads.

field trip
In early springtime red flowers are in bloom in this Negev desert environment.
In a few months everything will turn brown.

field trip
Part of the trip involves short lectures.

field trip - security
Any trip in Israel involving young people requires security,
even in relatively safe areas such as kibbutz fields or a park.
And of course, it wouldn't be a field trip without a picnic (right).
field trip - picnic

field trip - pottery

field trip - pottery
In one of the exercises on the trip, students were given a box of sand which contained pottery fragments.
It was their assignment to reassemble the fragments into the original shape.

field trip - going home
Going home.