In the morning, Yuxiang gave us a lecture about wetland assessment. Wetlands are divided into several classes: bog, fen, swamp, marsh, shallow water wetland according to water chemistry, vegetation, soil and other conditions. However, they have the same meaning in Chinese, which makes us confused. After the lecture, we were asked to break into groups and to decide what to do in the following two days.
早上王老师给我们讲了一个关于如何评估湿地的讲座。根据水体的化学性质，植被种类，土壤类型等情况，湿地可以被分为不同的类型：bog, fen, swamp, marsh 和浅水湿地。可是让我们纠结的是前面几种在中文里都是沼泽的意思。在讲座之后，王老师叫我们分成几个小组，决定下面的两天要做什么。
Lunch was the long-awaited barbecue. Veronica had already set all the things we need outside the main lodge when we got out: bread, salad, sausage, fruit…. Roasted sausages are very delicious, but the best part of the barbecue was roasting marshmallows. It’s a popular camping tradition in much of the English-speaking country. We push one marshmallow onto the end of a stick, hold them over the fire for a while until all sides are golden brown. Then roasted marshmallows can be ate directly or served with chocolate and biscuits.
Before dinner, six of us went for canoeing again. A huge cute dog welcomed us at the ice cream shop. She seemed so happy with our coming, and kept following us to get our attention. It was so sweet of the shop owner. He borrowed us five spoons so we can have our ice cream easily instead of using wood sticks. What poor Chinese kids are we! We came for ice cream across half the Opinicon Lake even without shoes( Yang Lifeng was afraid of wetting his shoes), warm clothes( Zhao Mingming was only wearing a short-sleeve T-shirt) and cars( we canoed there).