Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alaska Zoo - Hands On Detective Class

We had a small turn out, but the zoo held the class for us any way.  The instructors were wonderful and enthusiastic teachers.  They had several tubs full of animal pelts, horns, antlers, quills, and feathers.

My kids are still new to Alaska, so although they have read a lot about Alaska's animals this was the first time the got to touch most of the items.



Linnea, who is just barely one, loved all the fur!  It was kind of funny how much she wanted to feel the furs and did not want to pass them back.  :)


   
It was the first real snowfall in the city, not just up on Hillside.  So, the zoo, was practically empty.  We only saw one other mom and daughter the whole time we were there.  It was so lovely to walk through the quiet zoo.  Many of the animals were out to see us.  The wolverine came over several times to check us out, the foxes were very social, the tigers were enjoying a cool spot and didn't seem to notice us at all.

The falling snow soon changed to rain and luckily, we had already visited everyone's chosen animal so we dashed home to warm up and have some lunch.  

Another great day spent learning with my kids.

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