Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Yesterday W went to "APEC" for a class on earthworms. We had a great instructor who really knew how to keep the kids interest going. They learned about the parts of an earthworm (segments, head, anus, clitellum, setae, etc) and got shovels to go out and dig for their own. "Clitellum" was certainly the word of the day and W knew that's where the worm's 5 hearts are. W found a bunch of worms and it was so cool to see everyone naming all the worm parts. After the dig, we walked through the trails. The instructor pointed things out and all the kids asked tons of questions. .She seemed almost amazed at how interested the kids were. I don't think she expected that, lol

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