The magic of a good teacher-naturalist lies in live props, I think.
Tonight was the children's program at our monthly Audubon meeting and this guy had the kids enthralled with his box of tricks... tree frogs and turtles and the hugest boa constrictor I've ever seen.
Every kid had the chance to (gently) touch each animal and that goes a long way to keeping their attention, of course. I wish that our chapter did more outreach to kids in the community to get them interested in nature, but this program for kids once a year is the best we can manage, usually.
signs of Summer
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