Friday, February 11, 2011

Cool Day at Pinnacle

So with the temperatures rising and snow melting, we decided to venture out of the house. We journeyed on up to Pinnacle for the homeschool day. Guess we were the only ones feeling stir crazy, because no one else was there. The program for today was supposed to be about the history of cooking in AR with a dutch oven demonstration. They didn't think it would work well in the snow, so they offered to do a talk on whatever we wanted. Eric thought for a while and was having trouble coming up with one thing, then I remembered the live reptiles and asked if they could do a reptile talk. They did, and it was wonderful! They pulled out all of their teaching materials and fed three of the reptiles (even let him help). Oh, I do love Pinnacle!

Showing E the three toes on a three-toed box turtle.

Feeling the backbone in an empty turtle shell.

Checking out all the stuffed real snakes.

I know this is a blurry pic, but I wanted to include it. Eric noticed that the baby alligator had no hole in his throat and asked about it. Alligators are able to close their throats. Great observation!

Watching a turtle eat a worm.

Feeding a larvae to a baby turtle.

1 comment:

trenna_madaris said...

What a fun day! That's neat that you got to be the only two there! Love you!