Catching up…again..

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Well I have successfully allowed another chunk of time to escape without posting a blog. We have been having so much fun in Toddler Tuesday and grOWING! We are back to offering 3 times. 9:45-10:15; 10:30-11:00; and 11:15-11:45.

If you are wondering about whether or not you should come, the answer is yes! Check out the fun we have:

 

Wolf Popsicles and human popsicles shared on a hot summer day!

 

 

World Lizard Day:

We read Art and Max by David Weisener  and did some salt painting of the character from the book:

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Then our very own broad headed skink came to class!

 

Butterflies:

We had a recently hatched gulf fritillary come to class and then we made butterfly lifecycle necklaces:

 

 

 

On National Hummingbird day we made homemade humming bird feeders with recycled materials:

 

 

Note:  Use the longest staple you can find, and pull it as far as you can away from the cork so the nectar will fill the cup.   We wrapped ours with red yarn so we didn’t have to paint the bottle.  Remember don’t use red food dye. That stuff is not good for anyone!

 

On International Vulture Awareness day we read Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre.vulture-view  Then we walked to see our vultures and brought them some enrichment ( toy ball full of bison, sheep hair and paper. Vultures love a good T.Ping.

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For  New Kids on the Block we made goat crowns and then walked down to see Finn and Rue our new Angora Goats:

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On animal tracking day we told track stories, we walked like animals, and then played with home made play dough and make all kinds of animal tracks:

 

making-prints

 

Wow, we sure learn a lot, and have a lot of fun doing so!

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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