Field Trip

Last week, we went to Sandy Creek Nature Center in Athens.  They had a great astronomy program for the kids.  The first part was an excellent review of the planets and solar system.  Emma got to be “Earth” and Garrett got to be “Pluto”.  Cassandra was in another group so we didn’t get pictures of her in the program part.  The second part took place in a portable “Star Lab”… it looked like a bounce-house type of igloo, but instead of bouncing on it, you crawled INTO it.  It was the neatest thing.  Once inside, it was like being in a tent, and then when the lights went out, it was like being out under the stars.  I wish I had pictures of that part, but… I don’t.  They also have a nature area with displays of snakes, turtles, and bats, and a couple of aquariums with fish, more turtles, eels, frogs, lizards, etc.  The kids have seen that part before, but enjoyed it just as much this time through.  After the astronomy portion, they took the kids on a nature hike, and… I didn’t get pictures of that either.  It was a bit chilly, so I kept my hands in my pockets with my camera!

Mercury, Venus, and Earth

In the back of a garbage truck (recycling)

Probably looking at fish or turtles

Microscope view of insect wings

"The turtle is not stuck, just sleeping, wedged between rocks." Garrett thought that was funny


About micandme

Homeschool mommy to three munchkins, ages 9, 7, and 5. Christ-follower, nurse, wife, knitter, spinner, crafter, camper, hiker, people-pleaser, homesteader-wanna-be!
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One Response to Field Trip

  1. Cary Ann says:

    Sounds like a great field trip! My kiddies would of loved that.

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