Category Archives: Community Learing

Bird banding and bird releasing!

We went to the World Bird Sanctuary this morning for a bird banding demonstration. Nets were put up this morning near bird feeders to catch song birds.  We saw a cardinal and a mourning dove get caught. The net doesn’t hurt the bird… here’s the cardinal in the net… Then the bird is checked out …

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I’m a BAI – Basic Archery Instructor 🏹 

I went to archery training through the NASP- National Archery in the Schools. The class was from 8:30 in the morning and ended at 5:00- after some performance evaluations and a written test! I have left eye dominance so I had to use a left handed bow.  It was awkward at first – my aim was …

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Fusion Fun: reusing plastics bags

Simone and I went to the library for a Mommy/daughter date this evening! We took a class called Fusion Fun- it involved melting used plastic bags together to create a new reusable bag! The organizer had saved a bunch of used plastic bags and even some party tableclothes. We cut out different pictures that we …

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Total solar eclipse workshop

We went to a library workshop on the total solar eclipse that will be happening soon!  August 21, 2017 at 1:17 to be exact!! We were given awesome glasses made specifically for the eclipse! You can safely look at the sun through them… and the sun looks like an adorable star β˜€οΈ ⭐️!! We were given demonstrations …

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Mystery Pond

Simone and I went to Cadette-Camp-a-Rama (Girl Scout Camp) this past weekend! While Simone was off with her friend being independent, I assisted at the Mystery Pond! What’s Mystery Pond? It’s a very healthy pond that the girls get to explore using nets and scoops! *I know it looks like poison ivy at the bottom …

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A class on Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling in itself is easy and fun. Basically, you go out in nature, observe and draw! Although the kids and I have done it before while inside Β and sick …Β  And I have sewn sit-upons to use while outside observing and drawing… But when I heard there was a class at the Mo Department …

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Building a bird nest

We went to the Rockwood Reservation for a class on bird nests! After a fabulous presentation on the four type of nests (cavity, cup, pendulum, and platform), the kids went outside to see some actual nests! Red-shouldered hawk nest way up in the tree… And a cup nest under the porch roof… Then it was time …

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Safety House – fire safety

We went on a field trip today to The Safety House. The safety house is a building completely devoted to teaching children how to be safe, especially is a fire! There was some emphasis on saying NO to drugs and how to be safe in a storm, but the bulk of the presentation was about …

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A SOLE HOPE shoe cutting party

My friend Noreen and her daughters hosted a shoe cutting party and the kids and I went! What’s a shoe cutting party? πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ It’s a get-together where you cut a pattern out of jeans (and a thin plastic) that will be sewn into shoes for people in Uganda. The shoes prevent sand fleas (jiggers) from …

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Missouri Botanical Gardens πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ³πŸƒ

We went to the Missouri Bitanical Gardens today with my parents and some cousins – and had a fabulous time 😊 We were there for 4 hours and walked a total of 5 miles!  We obviously saw many beautiful flowers… From water lilies to Crown of thorns, and Venus fly traps! We saw one adorable …

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