Friday, May 20, 2011

Environmental Adventure Day

On Thursday, April 28th, we hosted Environmental Adventure Day at Southeastway Park. We had a great turnout of over 330 children and about 80 adults, all outside enjoying and learning about nature. There were 18 presenters teaching topics such as plants, signs of wildlife, raptors, reptiles and amphibians, fire, frogs, fossils, insects, pond life and many more. Below are a few highlights...

Here is a shot of some of the students travelling from station
to station. Four schools from Franklin Township visited the park.

Smokey the Bear came for a visit. Bev Stout from IDNR
Division of Forestry donned the costume to greet the children.

Liz Habley led the Insect Safari session. The kids enjoyed sweeping
with nets in our small prairie. Lots of leafhoppers, beetles and spiders were found.

Kevin Carlsen from Eagle Creek Ornithology Center is teaching
the students about the large eyes of the Great Horned Owl.

Overall, it was a great day with lots of folks out enjoying the great outdoors! 

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