We started in a large group and the facilitators asked the children what they were interested in learning or seeing during the day. The younger kids were very interested in animals.
We split into groups and I went with my 3 youngest kids on one of the tours. We started near a bird blind. Isn't it fun looking?
From the bucket, they moved it into small ice cube trays for closer observation. They were told that it was easier to see the small animals/insects against the white of the tray.
They were given magnification boxes so that they could look more closely. How fun is that?!
They then had a snack for the kids. How thoughtful! I asked about what was available as I wasn't prepared for this to happen. (We didn't know that they were going to offer a snack.) I thought I would just stay away from the snack area and do something else with Eliana. To my surprise, they had gluten free snacks - both pretzels and animal cookies.
I thanked one of the staff for having this while explaining that Eliana has Celiac disease and has to eat GF. She told me that it hadn't been planned, but was just what had been available for them to bring out to the group. I knew it was more. It was a small reminder to me that God is in the details. He blessed me through this staff by having a cookie that my little girl could eat. I hope that whoever purchases the food hears of this blessing as I know buying GF foods are more expensive and I do appreciate the effort!
Heading out on a nature hike.
Can you see the spider below? Its green! I didn't realize that spiders were green!
This site is adjacent to a National Guard facility so we spotted some other interesting things that day too!
More insects to enjoy and learn about. From bugs to caterpillars.