Saturday, March 01, 2008

Devon Forest Elementary School Career Day

We made sure we had a full breakfast before heading out to Devon Forest Elementary School's career day on Friday. We knew that we were going to be on our feet from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and would likely answer over 500 times the question, "Is it real?" We would answer in the affirmative, which would induce the follow-up question, "Is it alive?" This was even asked of the alligator skull. We understand that children of this age are concrete thinkers and not yet logical's here, it's real, ergo it must be alive. However, we were still answering the "Is it real?" questions in our dreams last night!

In the packed multi-purpose room, we had a table with a bobcat (hit be a car and posed by a taxidermist), a Barred Owl talon and wing (hit be a car), a Gray Fox pelt (hit be a car), turkey feathers and a foot, White-tailed Deer skull and antlers (found dead near boardwalk), Yellow-bellied Slider shell with leg bones still attached, various shedded snake skins, a large alligator skull (shot by unknown individual at Mallard Lake), a hatched alligator egg, and a laptop with slides are various scenes and wildlife in the swamp.

Undoubtedly, it was a real experience!

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