ILSI - Our Kibbutz and the Kinneret
Posted on 07/10/2014 @ 05:13 PM
We thought you might enjoy hearing from teen participant Josh Kaplan, Central Region West:
After another beautiful morning for us, rising to the shimmering Kinneret and sweet, warm air, we set out for a serene cemetery on the shores of the lake that shares its name. We paid our respects at the eternal resting places of famous pioneers of our homeland such Berl Katznelson and Rachel the Poet. Singing songs written by Rachel herself, we meandered over to the historic Kinneret Agricultural School, the first one to educate women in farming practices--Rachel one of the early attendees. There we discussed modern pioneering and how the concept applies to our own lives, as well as learned about the life of Rachel the Poet.
Following, we enjoyed a lunch in downtown Tiberias and departed for a water park that featured attractions such as inner-tubing, swimming, water sliding, and--of course--fruit smoothie drinking. For our final adventure of the day we sojourned to the Hula valley and biked around a stunning nature preserve. At a stop on the trail we learned about methods of bird tracking, and watched a live tagging and release. As of now, we're headed back to our Kibbutz safe and sound, looking forward to some time to catch our breath after another eclectically marvelous day.