Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday's Froggin' under the Stars

Yes, environmental introduction to frog/toad identification AND astronomy are a compatible match. Even though it was a bit dark, our favorite forest preserve educator, Ranger Kev, played frog and toad calls for each of us to identify in the area. G#1 was up front and getting the full impact of the tools and was able to hear 2 of the calls from the nearby wetlands. The sky observations lessons were led by Ranger Dave and we actually saw more in the suburbs sky than we had at the planetarium. I enjoyed the walk around the site and encounters with several toads on the path. It was an excellent Friday night family outing that provided a memorable teaching time too. And it was free...

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