Today I had a few hours to meet the other Earthwatch team members in the Halifax airport while we waited to be picked up. I discovered that this is a fun group of teachers from a wide range of schools around the U.S. On the long drive down the coast to the cottage where we stay, I got some preliminary information. As I expected, it is unlikely I'll get to see a fisher cat (oh well), but I should get lucky seeing a porcupine if the weather warms up over the two weeks. And maybe some other fun animals like beavers. Also, I will learn how to pick up a wild mouse.
As you all show up for school in warm weather dress code, you might get a kick out of knowing that it was snowing and sleeting here as we ate dinner. The house I am staying in is cute, but only the ground floor is heated. I have been assigned a room on the second floor. So if you have put two and two together, then you now realize I am sleeping in an unheated room while it snows outside. Brrr. Well, as long as the road is not slippery when I run at dawn tomorrow, then I'll be happy.