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Our Wonderful Waterways class

The kids took a class the other day at Forest Park! They spent the morning at Missouri’s first fish hatchery. It is no longer in operation but it’s neat to think about how, so many years ago, fish 🐠 were scooped into milk jugs and transported by train πŸš‚ across the state to various lakes …

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Eagle watching… and an up close and personal owl!

We went to an official eagle watching event today at Fort Bellefontaine. They had a telescope set up directed at both a mature bald eagle and a juvenile eagle. πŸ¦… The eagles were across the river about a mile away… so there was no way I could get a picture! <<<<<<<<<<<< ❀️❀️ We did see …

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King Tut… and an electrical shock

The Saint Louis Science Center has an amazing exhibit… King Tut! We all enjoyed looking at replicas of the great Pharaoh’s tomb! Each station had a recording to listen to that explained the artifact. (Very interesting… a bit long for the two squirrely boys.) After the King Tut exhibit, the kids played at the Science …

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Craft fair

Simone had been busy all summer making Shrinky Dink Jewelry – necklaces and earrings… … and today was the big day- where she sold her creations at a craft fair! She designed all her jewelry… some earrings she drew free-hand like the emoji’s and PokΓ©mon, others she traced like the Mickey and Minnie combo! She …

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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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Fishing success!! 🐟 

We went to another fishing class this evening and we had success! Fishing is much more fun when you catch large fish!! Andre caught the BIGGEST fish of the evening!! This video shows just how heavy this fish was… Andre’s video

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Bird banding and forestryΒ 

Last week was seriously a busy week of teacher education through The Missouri Department of Conversation!  On Monday, I – along with several other homeschool mothers, attended a workshop on how to teach the MDC’s science curriculum – Discover Nature Schools.  I attended the workshop for grades 3-5 with the intent to teach these grades …

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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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Field trips… Field trips… Field trips!

Whew! What a week! So much fun! So much learning! We went on many field trips this week- but our favorite one was to the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate factory!  The first thing we did at the factory/store was get our fortune read by Zoltar! The tour, organized by the Green Spiral Tours, was great! It smelled …

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