Yesterday I ran a small, intimate educational event with members of the environmental club of Danville Park Girls’ High School. There was a kiddies birthday party happening in the next clearing, and some of the children (arrow) came over and watched.
They were very interested, participated in the insect hunt, stayed for the mini-SASS presentation by Lee D’Eathe, and were thrilled to look at the water creatures Lee had brought with him, through a digital microscope.
It was just plain wonderful, and tickled me pink, to witness such spontaneous enthusiasm. It confirmed everything I believe about children’s innate fascination with nature, and is exactly what we need to tap into when it comes to life sciences and environmental education.