Friday, April 13, 2012

Kids Gone Wild!

In March, I took my 2 older children to an expo in our area that explored all things wild, including live animals!  There was a scavenger hunt where we had to go to different booths to answer the clues throughout the morning and we sat in on 2 presentations.

One presentation was all about trees in our area and my children and other children acted out parts of a tree.  Very interesting and fun! :)







The other presentation was about several kinds of birds of prey.  The presenter brought about 5 different types of birds including a falcon, hawk, and an owl.  We enjoyed learning more about these fascinating birds.
At one point in the presentation, a bird got away from the trainer's hand (He holds the birds with a cord that is wrapped around his hand and the bird's talons) and while he was trying to catch it from the ground, he told everyone to be still and quiet so as to not scare it.  (Ummm...no one moved or made a sound) Then when he tried to give the bird a treat to coax him out of the corner of the wall, the presenter said, "Oh great, it's not hungry right now and it's not interested in this."  He eventually got the bird back.  It made for an exciting morning and I was just happy the bird didn't decide to take off flying in the small room!

There were lots of facts to learn including this one:
 Beautiful wolf 

And lots of stuffed and real animals to see...
At one point there was a group of about 10 children holding this python as it was stretched out!  

I don't blame my daughter for not wanting to get too close! :) 

My kids were excited to find a girlfriend for Leo, our pet Australian Bearded Dragon Lizard.  This is a another type of Bearded Dragon, pink in color.  They loved holding her.



Then we tried some archery, which my daughter loves to do! I even tried to hit the targets a few times!


It was a great morning filled with fun and learning! I hope to go back next year with all my cupcakes!



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2 comments:

Looks like a fun field trip! I love snakes so I was always first in line to see and touch them, my daughter seems to be the same (although isn't too sure about the touching part yet)
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Great field trip:)!!! So funny to hear about the bird. Can't make a wild animal do anything they don't want to:) What a beautiful white wolf. So much to see and do it looked like a great field trip thanks for linking up to the Home school field trip hop. Voted for you today

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