The anticipation of every day at SHADSask starts the day before with a brief and very vague outline of what is to come. The description for today had us suspecting we were going camping since the story was about us going to Neptune with our gear being camping stuff and we would have no cell phone service.
After breakfast and a bus ride, we had some free time getting some cards, a football, soccer balls, tons of Frisbees and our imaginations so we had plenty of activities to occupy our time. Getting settled into the beautiful lodge, we were roomed at random so we could meet more of our fellow SHADs. Just before our lecture, we found out the theme of our big project. In 2 days we would start solving Canada’s individual energy footprint problem -- we got very excited.
After we had an interactive lecture on biology and had some supper. Then we had 3 options of workshops -- dancing, painting, and drama. For a snack, we had these amazing homemade donuts that were made by 2 wonderful women at the lodge we stayed at. Then we had a bonfire where we burnt our fears we wrote down earlier and put into an envelope.
Coming back to the lodge for shelter from the mosquitos we played cards, billiards, ping pong and foosball. I played football and it got so intense, ending the night on a high point. Can't wait to find out what we will do tomorrow.
The next morning, after breakfast, we played capture the flag with 4 teams in the blazing sun. We had a quick water break then off into groups. I was the group that went hiking and the view was amazing. Both groups had some time to rest and wind down before lunch.
After a great two days, we left Neptune otherwise known as Shekinah. Then it was time to hop on the buses back to the campus for some supper then a tour of the Canadian Light Source.