The kids got make:
1. Beeswax candles
2. Fish with backbones
5. Butterfly wings
6. Soybean necklaces (not pictured since it was our last craft of the night)
My children were jazzed about all the craft and live animal demonstration stations. There was also a "fossil" dig and a hissing cockroach tractor pull. Here's one of the racers in action:
Bad educational policy notwithstanding, my husband and I still have many opportunities to encourage our children to explore nature on their own, whether we're foraging for berries or interacting with insects in our own backyard. It's up to us, the parents, to make sure their education is well-rounded and help keep their love of learning alive.
Find other adventurers this week over at Try New Adventures Thursday.